Banded Sunbird Anthreptes rubritorques

Family: Nectariniidae (Sunbirds)

Authority: Reichenow, 1905

Red List Category

Criteria: B2ab(i,ii,iii,v)

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Justification of Red List category
Some parts of this species's small and fragmented range are well-protected by reserves or by their remoteness.  However, forests in the East Usambara Mountains, the only area in which it is common, are being rapidly altered or cleared.  Its range and population are therefore suspected to be declining and it qualifies as Vulnerable (Collar and Stuart 1985).

Population size: 1500-7000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 46,800 km2

Country endemic: yes

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Anthreptes rubritorques. Downloaded from on 02/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 02/03/2024.