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White-tailed Ant-thrush Neocossyphus poensis



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
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Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2018 Least Concern
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 -
Range

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 6,240,000 km2 medium
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size unknown - - -
Population trend unknown - - -
Generation length 4.3 years - - -

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

Trend justification: The population trend is difficult to determine because of uncertainty over the impacts of habitat modification on population sizes.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Presence Origin Resident Breeding visitor Non-breeding visitor Passage migrant
Angola extant native yes
Benin extant native yes
Cameroon extant native yes
Central African Republic extant native yes
Congo extant native yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the extant native yes
Côte d'Ivoire extant native yes
Equatorial Guinea extant native yes
Gabon extant native yes
Ghana extant native yes
Guinea extant native yes
Kenya extant native yes
Liberia extant native yes
Nigeria extant native yes
Sierra Leone extant native yes
Tanzania extant native yes
Togo extant native yes
Uganda extant native yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Angola Camabatela
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Luki Forest Reserve
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Bombo-Lumene Game Reserve
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Ngiri
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Salonga National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Lomako - Yekokora
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Mount Hoyo Reserve
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Okapi Faunal Reserve
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Virunga National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Maiko National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Forests west of Lake Edward
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Itombwe Mountains
Central African Republic Zémongo Faunal Reserve
Central African Republic Bangui
Congo Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park complex
Congo Odzala National Park complex
Congo Dimonika Biosphere Reserve
Congo Lower Kouilou basin
Congo Conkouati 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 Mabi Forest reserve
Côte d'Ivoire Parc National de Taï et Réserve de faune du N'Zo
Côte d'Ivoire Yapo and Mambo Forest Reserves
Côte d'Ivoire Azagny National Park
Cameroon Banyang Mbo Wildlife Sanctuary
Cameroon Korup National Park
Cameroon Mont Manengouba
Cameroon Bakossi mountains
Cameroon Mont Nlonako
Cameroon Mount Rata and Rumpi Hills Forest Reserve
Cameroon Mount Kupe
Cameroon Yabassi
Cameroon Mount Cameroon and Mokoko-Onge
Cameroon Mbam Minkom - Kala
Cameroon Dja Faunal Reserve
Cameroon Boumba - Bek
Cameroon Campo Ma'an complex
Cameroon Nki
Cameroon Lobéké National Park
Gabon Gamba Protected Areas Complex
Gabon Lopé Faunal Reserve
Gabon Ipassa Strict Nature Reserve
Gabon Minkébé Forest Reserve
Gabon Akanda
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 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
Equatorial Guinea Monte Alen National Park
Equatorial Guinea Nsork Highlands National Park
Kenya North Nandi forest
Kenya South Nandi forest
Kenya Kakamega forest
Liberia Wologizi mountains
Liberia Wonegizi mountains
Liberia Lofa-Gola-Mano Complex
Liberia Nimba mountains
Liberia Lake Piso (Cape Mount)
Liberia Zwedru
Liberia Cestos - Senkwen
Liberia Sapo
Liberia Grebo
Nigeria Cross River National Park (Oban Division)
Nigeria Omo Forest Reserve
Sierra Leone Loma Mountains Non-hunting Forest Reserve
Sierra Leone Kangari Hills Non-hunting Forest Reserve
Sierra Leone Western Area Peninsula Forest National Park
Sierra Leone Kambui Hills Forest Reserve
Sierra Leone Gola Forests
Togo Fazao-Malfakassa National Park
Tanzania Minziro Forest Reserve
Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Uganda Kibale National Park
Uganda Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake George
Uganda Semliki National Park
Uganda Sango Bay area
Uganda Budongo Forest Reserve
Congo Lake Télé Community Reserve
Uganda Kasyoha-Kitomi Forest Reserve
Uganda Bugoma Central Forest Reserve

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
Altitude 0 - 1500 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Neocossyphus poensis. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/white-tailed-ant-thrush-neocossyphus-poensis 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.