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
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 6,660,000
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value 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 - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.8 - - -

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 Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Australia N Extant

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Australia Paroo Floodplain and Currawinya
Australia Diamantina and Astrebla Grasslands
Australia Lake Bindegolly
Australia Welford
Australia Mount Lyndhurst
Australia Strzelecki Desert Lakes
Australia Sturt National Park
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 (2022) Species factsheet: Sugomel nigrum. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/10/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/10/2022.