IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)


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Range Description

Illadopsis rufescens is restricted to the Upper Guinea Forests Endemic Bird Area of West Africa, ranging from Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Cte d'Ivoire to Ghana and western Togo (del Hoyo et al. 2007). It has also been recorded from Senegal and Benin (Dowsett and Forbes-Watson 1993), but doubt has been cast over these records (F. Dowsett-Lemaire in litt. 2007). It has been considered generally common, with a density of 4-8 pairs / km2 having been recorded in Liberia (Gatter 1997) and, in 1989, been thought likely to be quite common in Ta National Park, Cte d'Ivoire (Gartshore 1989). Whilst it is still moderately common in Mt Peko National Park and in gallery forest in Mt Sangbe National Park (H. Rainey in litt. 2007), surveys in Western Region, Ghana, have found it to be absent from most small forest reserves (smaller than 100 km2) and to be present only in small numbers where it occurred (Holbech 1996), being uncommon in Boi-Tano Forest Reserve and rare in Krokosua Forest Reserve (H. Rainey in litt. 2007). Modern accounts describe the species as "generally uncommon to rare" (del Hoyo et al. 2007).


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