LC
West African Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia hormophora



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Dyaphorophyia castanea and D. hormophora (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) were previously lumped as Platysteira castanea following Dowsett and Forbes-Watson (1993) and Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).

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
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency medium
Land-mass type Average mass -
Range

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 668,000 km2 medium
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size unknown - - -
Population trend stable - suspected -
Generation length 6.4 years - - -

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

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 Presence Origin Resident Breeding visitor Non-breeding visitor Passage migrant
Benin extant native yes
Côte d'Ivoire extant native yes
Ghana extant native yes
Guinea extant native yes
Liberia extant native yes
Sierra Leone extant native yes
Togo extant native yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Benin Lama Forest
Côte d'Ivoire Sangbe Mountain National Park
Côte d'Ivoire Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
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
Côte d'Ivoire Parc National de Taï et Réserve de faune du N'Zo
Côte d'Ivoire Mopri Forest Reserve
Côte d'Ivoire Yapo and Mambo Forest Reserves
Côte d'Ivoire Azagny National Park
Ghana Ankasa Resource Reserve - Nini-Sushien National Park
Ghana Atewa Range Forest Reserve
Ghana Bia National Park and Resource Reserve
Ghana Boin Tano Forest Reserve
Ghana Boin River Forest Reserve
Ghana Bosomtwe Range Forest Reserve
Ghana Bura River Forest Reserve
Ghana Cape Three Points Forest Reserve
Ghana Dadieso Forest Reserve
Ghana Draw River Forest Reserve
Ghana Ebi River Shelterbelt Forest Reserve
Ghana Fure River Forest Reserve
Ghana Jema-Asemkrom Forest Reserve
Ghana Kakum National Park - Assin Attandaso Resource Reserve
Ghana Mamiri Forest Reserve
Ghana Mount Afadjato - Agumatsa Range forest
Ghana Nsuensa-Ayiola-Bediako Forest Reserves
Ghana Pra-Sushien Forest Reserve
Ghana Subri River Forest Reserve
Ghana Tano-Anwia Forest Reserve
Ghana Tano-Ehuro Forest Reserve
Ghana Tano-Nimiri Forest Reserve
Ghana Tano-Offin Forest Reserve
Ghana Yoyo River Forest Reserve
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 Sapo
Liberia Grebo
Sierra Leone Tingi Hills Non-hunting Forest Reserve
Sierra Leone Kambui Hills Forest Reserve
Togo Misahöhe Forest Reserve
Ghana Kalakpa Resource Reserve
Ghana Kyabobo National Park

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

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