|Scientific Name:||Psalidoprocne pristoptera|
|Species Authority:||(Rüppell, 1836)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Psalidoprocne pristoptera, P. chalybea, P. petiti, P. mangbettorum, P. oleaginea, P. antinorii, P. orientalis and P. holomelas (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) have been lumped into P. pristoptera following Dowsett and Forbes-Watson (1993).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Butchart, S. & Symes, A.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Ekstrom, J., Butchart, S.|
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not 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). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to 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.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
Native:Angola (Angola); Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Gabon; Kenya; Malawi; Mozambique; Nigeria; Rwanda; South Africa; South Sudan; Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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|Population:||The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as generally common to locally abundant, although not common in the lower Congo Basin, west Sudan, south Zambia and central Zimbabwe (del Hoyo et al. 2004).|
Trend Justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction (del Hoyo et al. 2004).
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Citation:||BirdLife International. 2012. Psalidoprocne pristoptera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T22712540A38519173.Downloaded on 25 August 2016.|
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