LC
Abyssinian Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus minor



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 2,960,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 7 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be widespread and locally common in some areas (del Hoyo et al. 2001).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to destruction of large trees which provide nesting, foraging and roosting sites (del Hoyo et al. 2001).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Djibouti N Extant Yes
Ethiopia N Extant Yes
Kenya N Extant Yes
Somalia N Extant Yes
South Sudan N Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant Yes
Tanzania N Extant Yes
Uganda N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Djibouti Ali Sabieh - Assâmo
Ethiopia Arero forest
Ethiopia Awash National Park
Ethiopia Bogol Manyo - Dolo
Ethiopia Dawa - Wachile
Ethiopia Eastern Hararghe (Harar-Wabi Shebelle)
Ethiopia Lake Chew Bahir
Ethiopia Lower Wabi Shebelle river and Warder
Ethiopia Mago National Park
Ethiopia Mankubsa - Welenso forest
Ethiopia Nechisar National Park and surroundings
Ethiopia Omo National Park
Ethiopia Sof Omar
Ethiopia Yabello Sanctuary
Kenya Amboseli National Park
Kenya Chyulu Hills forests
Kenya Lake Baringo
Kenya Lake Bogoria National Reserve
Kenya Lake Magadi
Kenya Lake Nakuru National Park
Kenya Lake Turkana
Kenya Machakos valleys
Kenya Masinga reservoir
Kenya Meru National Park
Kenya Mwea National Reserve
Kenya Ol Donyo Sabache
Kenya Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserves
Kenya Shaba National Reserve
Kenya South Nguruman
Kenya Tana River Delta
Kenya Tsavo East National Park
Kenya Tsavo West National Park
Somalia Aangole - Farbiito
Somalia Arbowerow
Somalia Balcad Nature Reserve
Somalia Boja swamps
Somalia Boorama plains
Somalia Daalo
Somalia Gacan Libaax
Somalia Jasiira lagoon and Muqdisho islets
Somalia Laag Badaana
Somalia Lascaanod - Taleex - Ceel Chebet
Somalia Saylac
Somalia Xarardheere - Awale Rugno
South Sudan Bandingilo
South Sudan Boma
South Sudan Imatong mountains
South Sudan Juba
South Sudan Kidepo
Tanzania Lake Eyasi
Tanzania Lake Manyara
Tanzania Lake Natron and Engaruka basin
Tanzania Longido Game Controlled Area
Tanzania Maswa Game Reserve
Tanzania Mkomazi Game Reserve
Tanzania Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Tanzania Nyumba ya Mungu reservoir
Tanzania Ruaha National Park
Tanzania Serengeti National Park
Tanzania Tarangire National Park
Tanzania Udzungwa National Park
Tanzania Usangu flats
Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park
Uganda Mount Moroto Forest Reserve

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Savanna Dry major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent/Irregular Rivers/Streams/Creeks major resident
Altitude 0 - 2000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Rhinopomastus minor. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/02/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/02/2019.