Psalidoprocne fuliginosa


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Psalidoprocne fuliginosa
Species Authority: Shelley, 1887
Common Name(s):
English Cameroon Mountain Saw-wing, Mountain Saw-wing, Mountain Sawwing
French Hirondelle hérisée brune

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J., Fisher, S., Harding, M.
Although this species may have a small range, it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is restricted to a small area including Mt Cameroon in Cameroon, the Obudu Plateau in Nigeria and Bioko, Equatorial Guinea (Keith et al. 1992).
Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea; Nigeria
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common in at least parts of its range (Keith et al. 1992).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species occurs in forest interior, clearings and edges as well as montane grassland, farmland and human settlements (Stuart 1986). Records from the Obudu Plateau are from montane forest (Elgood et al. 1994). It does not appear to be limited to forest within its small range (Stuart 1986).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Psalidoprocne fuliginosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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