IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

The species is very widespread, with subspecies atra in Uganda and Zambia to Gabon, and the nominate subspecies in Nigeria, Cameroon and Congo.

In central Africa, it is known from Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Zambia, records from Angola and Congo are likely but need confirmation.

In eastern Africa, it has been recorded from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda (forest), Malawi and Burundi.

In southern Africa, the species is recorded from northwest Zambia (Upper Zambezi catchment). The last records of the species date back to 1960. It is estimated that less than 5% of the global range occurs within the southern Africa region.

In western Africa, the species is known from Gambia to Nigeria.


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