LC
Red-cheeked Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia blissetti



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Dyaphorophyia blissetti (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) was previously listed as Platysteira blissetti.

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 medium
Land-mass type Average mass 11 g
Range

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 1,370,000 km2 medium
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size unknown - - -
Population trend decreasing - suspected -
Generation length 6.1 years - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be uncommon to common (Urban et al. 1997).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Presence Origin Resident Breeding visitor Non-breeding visitor Passage migrant
Benin extant native yes
Cameroon extant native yes
Côte d'Ivoire extant native yes
Ghana extant native yes
Guinea extant native yes
Liberia 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
Côte d'Ivoire Sangbe Mountain National Park
Côte d'Ivoire Gueoule and Glo Mountain Forest Reserves
Côte d'Ivoire Peko Mountain National Park
Côte d'Ivoire Marahoue National Park
Côte d'Ivoire Bossematie Forest Reserve
Côte d'Ivoire Lamto Ecological Research Station
Cameroon Mount Cameroon and Mokoko-Onge
Ghana Atewa Range Forest Reserve
Ghana Kakum National Park - Assin Attandaso Resource Reserve
Ghana Mount Afadjato - Agumatsa Range forest
Ghana Muni-Pomadze Ramsar Site
Guinea Gangan Foret Classe
Guinea Kounounkan
Guinea Massif du Ziama
Guinea Monts Nimba (part of Mount Nimba transboundary AZE)
Guinea Diécké
Liberia Wologizi mountains
Liberia Wonegizi mountains
Liberia Nimba mountains
Liberia Lake Piso (Cape Mount)
Liberia Zwedru
Liberia Cestos - Senkwen
Liberia Grebo
Nigeria Cross River National Park (Okwangwo Division) and Mbe Mountains
Nigeria IITA Forest Reserve, Ibadan
Nigeria Kagoro - Nindam Forest Reserves and vicinity
Nigeria Akassa forests
Nigeria Ebok-Kabaken
Sierra Leone Loma Mountains Non-hunting Forest Reserve
Sierra Leone Tingi Hills Non-hunting Forest Reserve
Sierra Leone Gola Forests
Togo Misahöhe Forest Reserve
Ghana Kalakpa Resource Reserve
Ghana Kyabobo National Park

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - international non-trivial recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Dyaphorophyia blissetti. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/red-cheeked-wattle-eye-dyaphorophyia-blissetti on 01/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 01/03/2024.