Loveridge's Sunbird Cinnyris loveridgei

Family: Nectariniidae (Sunbirds)

Authority: Hartert, 1922

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(ii,iii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Endangered because it has a very small range, and occurs in only one forest tract (divided into two sections with a reforestation corridor between them), where its forest habitat is being slowly, but continuously, degraded. Improved land management would reduce pressure to expand farmland, and hence reverse habitat degradation. In such a case, where habitat extent and quality remained stable, the species could be downlisted to a lower category of threat.

Population size: 14000-110700,24700 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 560 km2

Country endemic: yes

Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Cinnyris loveridgei. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/loveridges-sunbird-cinnyris-loveridgei on 10/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 10/12/2023.