LC
Blue-capped Cordon-bleu Uraeginthus cyanocephalus



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
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
2018 Least Concern
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 10 g
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,740,000 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 Stable 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 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally common (Clement 1999).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
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

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Ethiopia Bogol Manyo - Dolo
Kenya Tsavo East National Park
Kenya Tsavo West National Park
Kenya Dida Galgalu desert
Kenya Meru National Park
Kenya Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserves
Kenya Shaba National Reserve
Kenya Nairobi National Park
Kenya Amboseli National Park
Kenya Lake Baringo
Kenya Lake Bogoria National Reserve
Kenya Lake Magadi
Kenya South Nguruman
South Sudan Kidepo
Somalia Balcad Nature Reserve
Somalia Jasiira lagoon and Muqdisho islets
Tanzania Arusha National Park and vicinity
Tanzania Lake Manyara
Tanzania Ruaha National Park
Tanzania Serengeti National Park
Tanzania Tarangire National Park
Tanzania Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Tanzania Mkomazi Game Reserve
Tanzania Lake Eyasi
Tanzania Nyumba ya Mungu reservoir
Tanzania Lake Natron and Engaruka basin
Tanzania Usangu flats
Tanzania Wembere steppe
Tanzania Longido Game Controlled Area
Kenya Lolldaiga-Mugogodo-Ewaso N'yiro

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Desert Hot suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Uraeginthus cyanocephalus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/07/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/07/2020.