LC
Bronze-tailed Starling Lamprotornis chalcurus



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note

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.
Dowsett, R. J.; Forbes-Watson, A. D. 1993. Checklist of birds of the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions. Tauraco Press, Li
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
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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) 4,720,000 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 - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.1 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be common (Feare et al. 1998).

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
Benin N Extant Yes
Burkina Faso N Extant Yes
Cameroon N Extant Yes
Central African Republic N Extant Yes
Chad N Extant Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the N Extant Yes
Côte d'Ivoire N Extant Yes
Gambia N Extant Yes
Ghana N Extant Yes
Guinea N Extant Yes
Guinea-Bissau N Extant Yes
Kenya N Extant Yes
Mali N Extant Yes
Niger N Extant Yes
Nigeria N Extant Yes
Senegal N Extant Yes
South Sudan N Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant
Togo N Extant Yes
Uganda N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Benin Ouémé river basin
Burkina Faso Ouagadougou forest
Cameroon Bénoué National Park
Cameroon Faro National Park
Cameroon Gashiga - Demsa
Cameroon Mayo-Louti Forest Reserve
Cameroon Ngaoundaba Ranch
Central African Republic Bamingui-Bangoran National Park complex
Central African Republic Bozoum
Central African Republic Manovo - Gounda - St Floris National Park complex
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Garamba National Park
Côte d'Ivoire Comoe National Park
Côte d'Ivoire Marahoue National Park
Gambia Kiang West National Park
Gambia Prufu - Darsilami area
Ghana Digya National Park
Ghana Mole National Park
Guinea Balandougou
Guinea Mafou
Guinea-Bissau Lagoas de Cufada
Guinea-Bissau Rio Cacheu
Guinea-Bissau Rio Mansôa and Gêba estuary
Guinea-Bissau Rio Tombali, Rio Cumbijã and Ilha de Melo
Mali Bafing
Mali Sirakoroni - Tyènfala
Niger Makalondi district
Nigeria Falgore and Lame Burra Game Reserves
Nigeria Gashaka-Gumti National Park
Nigeria Pandam Wildlife Park
Nigeria Yankari Game Reserve
Senegal Ferlo North
Senegal Parc National du Niokolo-Koba
South Sudan Ashana
South Sudan Imatong mountains
South Sudan Juba
South Sudan Kidepo
South Sudan Nimule
South Sudan Radom
South Sudan Southern National Park
South Sudan Sudd (Bahr-el-Jebel system)
Togo Kéran National Park
Uganda Ajai Wildlife Reserve
Uganda Budongo Forest Reserve
Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park
Uganda Mount Elgon National Park
Uganda Mount Otzi Forest Reserve
Uganda Murchison Falls National Park

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Lamprotornis chalcurus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2019.