Yellow-footed Honeyguide Melignomon eisentrauti

Family: Indicatoridae (Honeyguides)

Authority: Louette, 1981

Red List Category

Criteria: A3c+4c

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Justification of Red List category
This species is relatively poorly known, with scattered records across West Africa. It is described as rare, and so the population size is suspected to be small; though this may be in part due to under-recording. Habitat clearance and degradation are suspected to be causing a continuing decline in Extent of Occurrence and Area of Occupancy. While this species can tolerate disturbed habitat, it does appear mainly reliant on forest and so continuing forest destruction may cause population declines. Therefore, the species is listed as Near Threatened, but more accurate population estimates may mean that the species could warrant re-assessment.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 593,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Melignomon eisentrauti. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/yellow-footed-honeyguide-melignomon-eisentrauti on 05/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 05/03/2024.