LC
Eastern Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus simplex



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions 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 Medium
Land mass type Average mass 9 g
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,100,000 medium
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 inferred -
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) 8.5 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be uncommon and local in the northern part of its range (del Hoyo et al. 2002).

Trend justification:

The species is tentatively assessed as being in decline due to habitat loss per Tracewski et al. (2016).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Kenya N Extant Yes
Malawi N Extant Yes
Mozambique N Extant Yes
Tanzania N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Kenya Arabuko-Sokoke Forest
Kenya Gede Ruins National Monument
Kenya Kaya Gandini
Kenya Kaya Waa
Kenya Marenji Forest
Kenya Mrima Hill Forest
Kenya Shimba Hills
Malawi Namizimu Forest Reserve
Malawi Mangochi Mountain Forest Reserve
Tanzania Mikumi National Park
Tanzania Selous Game Reserve
Tanzania Kilombero Valley
Tanzania Bagamoyo District Coastal Forests
Tanzania Kisarawe District Coastal Forests
Tanzania Rufiji District Coastal Forests
Tanzania Pande Game Reserve and Dondwe Coastal Forests
Tanzania Kilwa District Coastal Forests
Tanzania Lindi District Coastal Forests
Tanzania Mtwara District Coastal Forests
Tanzania Newala District Coastal Forests
Tanzania Handeni District Coastal Forests
Tanzania Muheza District Coastal Forests
Tanzania Pangani District Coastal Forests
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountains
Tanzania East Usambara Mountains
Tanzania West Usambara Mountains
Tanzania Bagamoyo
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountain Range

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Savanna Dry marginal resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1525 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Pogoniulus simplex. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/08/2022.