LC
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.

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 Low
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 6,630,000 medium
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor estimated 2009
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 - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 6 - - -

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
Mali N Extant Yes
Mauritania N Extant Yes
Niger N Extant Yes
Nigeria N Extant Yes
Senegal N Extant Yes
Sierra Leone V Extant Yes
South Sudan N Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant
Togo N Extant Yes
Uganda N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Burkina Faso Mare aux Hippopotames
Burkina Faso Kaboré Tambi - Nazinga - Sissili complex
Burkina Faso Lake Kompienga
Burkina Faso Arli - W - Singou complex
Burkina Faso Bérégadougou hill
Burkina Faso Diéfoula - Logoniégué forest
Benin W du Bénin National Park
Benin Pendjari National Park
Benin Ouémé river basin
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Garamba National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Lendu Plateau
Central African Republic André Félix National Park complex
Central African Republic Manovo - Gounda - St Floris National Park complex
Central African Republic Bamingui-Bangoran National Park complex
Central African Republic Bozoum
Côte d'Ivoire Comoe National Park
Côte d'Ivoire Sangbe Mountain National Park
Cameroon Kalamaloué National Park
Cameroon Waza National Park
Cameroon Mayo-Louti Forest Reserve
Cameroon Gashiga - Demsa
Cameroon Bénoué National Park
Cameroon Faro National Park
Cameroon Tchabal-Mbabo
Cameroon Ngaoundaba Ranch
Ethiopia Awash National Park
Ethiopia Gambella National Park
Ethiopia Mago National Park
Ghana Bui National Park
Ghana Mole National Park
Gambia Prufu - Darsilami area
Guinea Badiar
Guinea Nialama
Guinea Mafou
Guinea-Bissau Rio Cacheu
Guinea-Bissau Rio Mansôa and Gêba estuary
Guinea-Bissau Dulombi
Guinea-Bissau Rio Tombali, Rio Cumbijã and Ilha de Melo
Mali Boucle du Baoulé
Niger 'W' National Park
Niger Makalondi district
Nigeria Gashaka-Gumti National Park
Nigeria Chad Basin National Park: Chingurmi - Duguma Sector
Nigeria Pandam Wildlife Park
Nigeria Lower Kaduna - Middle Niger flood-plain
Nigeria Yankari Game Reserve
Nigeria Kainji Lake National Park
Nigeria Amurum woodlands (Taboru)
Nigeria Hadejia-Nguru wetlands
Nigeria Kamuku National Park
Nigeria Assop Falls and hills
Nigeria Sambisa Game Reserve
Nigeria Falgore and Lame Burra Game Reserves
Nigeria Sunvit Farm
Sudan Dinder
Sudan Lake Kundi
South Sudan Radom
South Sudan Ashana
South Sudan Sudd (Bahr-el-Jebel system)
South Sudan Southern National Park
South Sudan Bandingilo
South Sudan Juba
South Sudan Imatong mountains
South Sudan Nimule
Senegal River Sénégal (Ntiagar to Richard-Toll)
Senegal Ferlo North
Senegal Ferlo South
Senegal Parc National du Niokolo-Koba
Chad Zakouma National Park
Chad Binder - Léré
Chad Manda National Park
Togo Oti Valley Faunal Reserve
Togo Kéran National Park
Togo Fazao-Malfakassa National Park
Uganda Semliki reserves
Uganda Murchison Falls National Park
Uganda Ajai Wildlife Reserve
Uganda Mount Kei Forest Reserve
Uganda Mount Otzi Forest Reserve
Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park
Ghana Gbele Resource Reserve

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Savanna Dry major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent/Irregular Rivers/Streams/Creeks suitable resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Merops bulocki. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/10/2021.