LC
Black Honeyeater Sugomel nigrum



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Sugomel nigrum (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) was previously listed Certhionyx niger.

Taxonomic source(s)
Christidis, L. and Boles, W.E. 2008. Systematics and taxonomy of Australian birds. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia.
Christidis, L.; Boles, W. E. 2008. Systematics and taxonomy of Australian birds. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia.
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

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 full migrant Forest dependency does not normally occur in forest
Land-mass type Average mass 10 g
Range

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 6,660,000 km2
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size unknown - - -
Population trend decreasing - suspected -
Generation length 5.8 years - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally common (Morcombe 2000).

Trend justification: This population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat degradation.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Presence Origin Resident Breeding visitor Non-breeding visitor Passage migrant
Australia extant native

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Australia Paroo Floodplain and Currawinya
Australia Diamantina and Astrebla Grasslands
Australia Lake Bindegolly
Australia Mount Lyndhurst
Australia Strzelecki Desert Lakes
Australia Mount Gibson and Charles Darwin
Australia Karara and Lochada
Australia Goyder Lagoon
Australia Granite Downs
Australia Simpson Desert

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable non-breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable breeding
Savanna Dry major non-breeding
Savanna Dry major breeding
Shrubland Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation suitable breeding
Shrubland Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation suitable non-breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major non-breeding
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Sugomel nigrum. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/black-honeyeater-sugomel-nigrum on 30/11/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 30/11/2023.