LC
Piapiac Ptilostomus afer



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 6,980,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Stable suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 6.7 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be locally common (Madge and Burn 1993).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Benin N Extant Yes
Burkina Faso N Extant Yes
Cameroon N Extant Yes
Central African Republic N Extant Yes
Chad N Extant Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the N Extant Yes
Côte d'Ivoire N Extant Yes
Ethiopia N Extant Yes
Gambia N Extant Yes
Ghana N Extant Yes
Guinea N Extant Yes
Guinea-Bissau N Extant Yes
Kenya N Extant Yes
Liberia N Extant Yes
Mali N Extant Yes
Mauritania N Extant Yes
Niger N Extant Yes
Nigeria N Extant Yes
Senegal N Extant Yes
Sierra Leone N Extant Yes
South Sudan N Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant
Tanzania N Extant Yes
Togo N Extant Yes
Uganda N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Benin Lake Ahémé and Aho complex
Benin Lake Nokoué
Benin Ouémé river basin
Benin Pendjari National Park
Benin W du Bénin National Park
Burkina Faso Arli - W - Singou complex
Burkina Faso Bérégadougou hill
Burkina Faso Diéfoula - Logoniégué forest
Burkina Faso Kaboré Tambi - Nazinga - Sissili complex
Burkina Faso Ouagadougou forest
Cameroon Bénoué National Park
Cameroon Gashiga - Demsa
Cameroon Kalamaloué National Park
Cameroon Lake Maga
Cameroon Logone flood-plain
Cameroon Ngaoundaba Ranch
Cameroon Waza National Park
Central African Republic André Félix National Park complex
Central African Republic Manovo - Gounda - St Floris National Park complex
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Garamba National Park
Côte d'Ivoire Comoe National Park
Gambia Kiang West National Park
Gambia Prufu - Darsilami area
Ghana Gbele Resource Reserve
Ghana Mole National Park
Guinea Badiar
Guinea Chutes de la Sala
Guinea Gangan Foret Classe
Guinea Mafou
Guinea Nialama
Guinea-Bissau Dulombi
Guinea-Bissau Rio Mansôa and Gêba estuary
Guinea-Bissau Rio Tombali, Rio Cumbijã and Ilha de Melo
Kenya Busia grasslands
Mali Boucle du Baoulé
Mali Falaise de Bandiagara
Mali Sirakoroni - Tyènfala
Niger 'W' National Park
Niger Makalondi district
Nigeria Amurum woodlands (Taboru)
Nigeria Assop Falls and hills
Nigeria Chad Basin National Park: Chingurmi - Duguma Sector
Nigeria Falgore and Lame Burra Game Reserves
Nigeria Gashaka-Gumti National Park
Nigeria Hadejia-Nguru wetlands
Nigeria Kagoro - Nindam Forest Reserves and vicinity
Nigeria Kamuku National Park
Nigeria Lower Kaduna - Middle Niger flood-plain
Nigeria Pandam Wildlife Park
Nigeria Sunvit Farm
Nigeria Yankari Game Reserve
Senegal Delta du Saloum
Senegal Ferlo North
Senegal Ferlo South
Senegal La Petite Côte
Senegal Parc National du Niokolo-Koba
Senegal River Sénégal (Ntiagar to Richard-Toll)
South Sudan Ashana
South Sudan Bandingilo
South Sudan Imatong mountains
South Sudan Juba
South Sudan Kidepo
South Sudan Nimule
South Sudan Southern National Park
South Sudan Sudd (Bahr-el-Jebel system)
Sudan En Nahud
Sudan Lake Kundi
Togo Kéran National Park
Togo Oti Valley Faunal Reserve
Uganda Ajai Wildlife Reserve
Uganda Budongo Forest Reserve
Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park
Uganda Mount Otzi Forest Reserve
Uganda Murchison Falls National Park
Uganda Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake George
Uganda Semliki National Park
Uganda Semliki reserves

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Artificial/Aquatic - Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded suitable resident
Savanna Dry major resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Ptilostomus afer. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/10/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/10/2019.