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Yellow-footed Honeyguide Melignomon eisentrauti



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. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions 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
2021 Near Threatened A3c+4c
2017 Near Threatened C2a(i)
2016 Data Deficient
2012 Data Deficient
2008 Data Deficient
2004 Data Deficient
2000 Data Deficient
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Vulnerable
1988 Threatened
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type Average mass 24 g
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 593,000 medium
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing 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) 15-25 - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) 15-25 - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -

Population justification: The population size of this species has not been quantified, but it is described as rare; and the population size is suspected to be low. However, it is likely to be under-recorded because its song was unknown until 2000, and it is mainly vocal in the afternoon when observers are less active (Dowsett-Lemaire and Dowsett 2009).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction and degradation. Between 2016-2019 this species's range experienced a loss of 6.6% forest cover (Global Forest Watch, 2020). Projected forward over three generations, this would equate to a rate of forest loss of 20%. It is not known exactly how this species responds to forest loss and degradation, however its habitat is under severe pressure from human activities (Stattersfield et al. 1998), and protected forest areas in Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana have been earmarked for logging (L. Fishpool in litt. 2016). In the absence of further information, the future rate of decline for this species is precautionarily placed in the 15-25% band.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Cameroon N Extant Yes
Côte d'Ivoire N Extant Yes
Ghana N Extant Yes
Guinea N Extant Yes
Liberia N Extant Yes
Nigeria N Extant Yes
Sierra Leone N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Côte d'Ivoire Marahoue National Park
Ghana Bura River Forest Reserve
Ghana Kakum National Park - Assin Attandaso Resource Reserve
Liberia Nimba mountains
Sierra Leone Gola Forests

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry marginal unknown
Altitude 0 - 750 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact
Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Agriculture & aquaculture Annual & perennial non-timber crops - Agro-industry farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Rapid Declines Medium Impact: 7
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Biological resource use Logging & wood harvesting - Unintentional effects: (subsistence/small scale) [harvest] Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Very Rapid Declines High Impact: 8
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation
Energy production & mining Mining & quarrying Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Declines Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Melignomon eisentrauti. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/08/2022.