IUCN Red List Category: LC (Draft)
This species ranges from southeastern Nigeria through central and southern Cameroon and Gabon to southern Congo. It is presumed to occur in mainland Equatorial Guinea, and is to be expected in southwestern Central African Republic, western Democratic Republic of Congo and the Cabinda Enclave of Angola. It lives below 1,000m asl.
It lives in dense primary and open secondary lowland forest. It does not occur in gallery forests in the savannah zone, and it avoids places where the understorey has been cleared. Males call from several metres above the ground. It breeds in raphia swamps, puddles, water holes and small streams, avoiding large swamps with deep water. The eggs are laid in nests on the ground, close to water.
It is affected by habitat loss as a result of expanding human settlements and agriculture, and the collection of wood.
It presumably occurs in several protected areas.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, its tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, its presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.