LC
Chestnut-winged Starling Onychognathus fulgidus



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
- - -

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 High
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 6,410,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 6700 poor estimated 2009
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) 4.1 - - -

Population justification: The species is described as widespread, and locally common; its population is estimated to number at least 10,000 individuals in total, roughly equivalent to 6,700 mature individuals.

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction and fragmentation.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Angola N Extant Yes
Benin N Extant Yes
Cameroon N Extant Yes
Central African Republic N Extant Yes
Congo N Extant Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the N Extant Yes
Côte d'Ivoire N Extant Yes
Equatorial Guinea N Extant Yes
Gabon N Extant Yes
Ghana N Extant Yes
Guinea N Extant Yes
Liberia N Extant Yes
Nigeria N Extant Yes
São Tomé e Príncipe N Extant Yes
Sierra Leone N Extant Yes
South Sudan N Extant
Sudan N Extant
Tanzania N Extant Yes
Togo N Extant Yes
Uganda N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Angola Camabatela
Angola Cuango
Angola Luachimo River (Chitato)
Angola Maiombe
Benin Lake Nokoué
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Luki Forest Reserve
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Ngiri
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Salonga National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Lomako - Yekokora
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Mount Hoyo Reserve
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Okapi Faunal Reserve
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Virunga National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Maiko National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Forests west of Lake Edward
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Itombwe Mountains
Central African Republic Ngotto
Central African Republic Dzanga-Ndoki National Park
Congo Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park complex
Congo Odzala National Park complex
Congo Léfini Faunal Reserve
Congo Dimonika Biosphere Reserve
Congo Lower Kouilou basin
Congo Conkouati National Park
Côte d'Ivoire Comoe National Park
Côte d'Ivoire Peko Mountain National Park
Côte d'Ivoire Marahoue National Park
Côte d'Ivoire Bossematie Forest Reserve
Côte d'Ivoire Lamto Ecological Research Station
Côte d'Ivoire Parc National de Taï et Réserve de faune du N'Zo
Côte d'Ivoire Mopri Forest Reserve
Côte d'Ivoire Yapo and Mambo Forest Reserves
Côte d'Ivoire Azagny National Park
Cameroon Banyang Mbo Wildlife Sanctuary
Cameroon Korup National Park
Cameroon Bakossi mountains
Cameroon Mount Kupe
Cameroon Mount Cameroon and Mokoko-Onge
Cameroon Mbam Minkom - Kala
Cameroon Dja Faunal Reserve
Cameroon Boumba - Bek
Cameroon Campo Ma'an complex
Cameroon Nki
Cameroon Lobéké National Park
Gabon Gamba Protected Areas Complex
Gabon Lopé Faunal Reserve
Gabon Ipassa Strict Nature Reserve
Gabon Minkébé Forest Reserve
Gabon Ogooué delta and Mandji island
Ghana Bia National Park and Resource Reserve
Ghana Bosomtwe Range Forest Reserve
Ghana Kakum National Park - Assin Attandaso Resource Reserve
Guinea Massif du Ziama
Guinea Diécké
Equatorial Guinea Monte Alen National Park
Liberia Wologizi mountains
Liberia Lofa-Gola-Mano Complex
Liberia Nimba mountains
Liberia Zwedru
Liberia Grebo
Nigeria Obudu Plateau
Nigeria Cross River National Park (Oban Division)
Nigeria IITA Forest Reserve, Ibadan
South Sudan Bengangai
Sierra Leone Loma Mountains Non-hunting Forest Reserve
Sierra Leone Kangari Hills Non-hunting Forest Reserve
Sierra Leone Kambui Hills Forest Reserve
Sierra Leone Gola Forests
Togo Misahöhe Forest Reserve
Uganda Kibale National Park
Uganda Semliki National Park
Uganda Semliki reserves
Uganda Mabira Forest Reserve
Uganda Budongo Forest Reserve
Nigeria Afi River Forest Reserve
Congo Lake Télé Community Reserve
Congo Ogooué Leketi National Park

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Onychognathus fulgidus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/09/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/09/2020.