Rufous-winged Sunbird Cinnyris rufipennis

Family: Nectariniidae (Sunbirds)

Authority: (Jensen, 1983)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(ii,iii,v); C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a small range, being known from only nine forest areas, varying considerably in size (3-250 km2), within the Udzungwa Mountains. Suitable habitat both within and outside protected areas is declining in extent and quality as a result of forest clearance and degradation (Collar and Stuart 1985). The species is therefore listed as Vulnerable.

Population size: 2500-9999 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 7,200 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Cinnyris rufipennis. Downloaded from on 03/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 03/12/2023.