LC
Preuss's Swallow Petrochelidon preussi



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Petrochelidon preussi (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) was previously listed as Hirundo preussi.

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.
Dowsett, R. J.; Forbes-Watson, A. D. 1993. Checklist of birds of the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions. Tauraco Press, Li
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.

IUCN Red List criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
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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 13 g
Range

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 4,480,000 km2 medium
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size unknown - - -
Population trend increasing - estimated -
Generation length 4 years - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be common (Keith et al. 1992).

Trend justification: The population is estimated to be increasing following an apparent range expansion, perhaps linked to the availability of artificial nest-sites (del Hoyo et al. 2004).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Presence Origin Resident Breeding visitor Non-breeding visitor Passage migrant
Benin extant native yes
Burkina Faso extant native yes
Cameroon extant native yes
Central African Republic extant native yes
Chad extant vagrant yes
Congo extant native yes
Côte d'Ivoire extant native yes
Equatorial Guinea extant native yes
Ghana extant native yes
Guinea extant native yes
Guinea-Bissau extant native yes
Mali extant native yes
Niger extant native yes
Nigeria extant native yes
Sierra Leone extant native yes
Togo extant native yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) major resident
Savanna Dry major resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) major resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Petrochelidon preussi. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/preusss-swallow-petrochelidon-preussi on 25/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 25/02/2024.