IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)

Distribution

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Range Description

Parmoptila rubrifrons, which was formerly considered conspecific with Jameson's Antpecker P. jamesoni, appears to have a rather fragmented range in West Africa, with isolated sub-populations occurring in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, Cte d'Ivoire and Ghana. There is also a single record of two individuals obtained at Missni, southwest Mali (Fry and Keith 2004). It is uncommon in Ta National Park (Cte d'Ivoire), in Gola Forest (Sierra Leone) (E. Klop in litt. 2007) and in a number of protected areas in Ghana (Subri River Forest Reserve, Kakum National Park, Ankasa National Park and Tano Offin Forest Reserve) (A. Augustus in litt. 2007), although it seems to be fairly common in Liberia. Its unobtrusive habits may mean that it is often overlooked, but mist-netting data indicates that it is genuinely scarce (H. Rainey in litt. 2007).

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