|Scientific Name:||Vidua camerunensis|
|Species Authority:||(Grote, 1922)|
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Klein, N. K.; Payne, R. B.; Nhlane, M. E. D. 1993. A molecular perspective on speciation in the brood parasitic Vidua finches. Proceedings of the Eighth Pan-African Ornithological Congress: 29-39.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Vidua funerea (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) has been split into V. funerea and V. nigeriae following Payne and Payne (1994), and V. funerea and V. camerunensis following Payne (2004).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Butchart, S. & Symes, A.|
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). 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.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
Native:Cameroon; Ghana; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; South Sudan; Togo
Present - origin uncertain:Senegal
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|Population:||The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally common.|
Trend Justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Citation:||BirdLife International. 2012. Vidua camerunensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T22732834A38481066.Downloaded on 26 August 2016.|
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