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Flame-breasted Sunbird Cinnyris solaris



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Cinnyris solaris (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) was previously placed in the genus Nectarinia following Sibley & Monroe (1990, 1993).

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.
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 Low
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 259,000
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 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 - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.6 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be scarce to abundant (Cheke et al. 2001).

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
Indonesia N Extant Yes
Timor-Leste N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Timor-Leste Tilomar
Timor-Leste Fatumasin
Timor-Leste Atauro Island
Timor-Leste Sungai Klere
Timor-Leste Lore
Timor-Leste Mount Paitchau and Lake Iralalaro
Timor-Leste Jaco Island
Timor-Leste Be Malae
Timor-Leste Maubara
Timor-Leste Monte Mak Fahik - Sarim
Timor-Leste Tasitolu
Timor-Leste Areia Branca no Dolok Oan
Timor-Leste Subaun
Timor-Leste Irabere - Iliomar
Indonesia Kateri - Maubesi
Indonesia Taliwang
Indonesia Tatar Sepang
Indonesia Puncak Ngengas
Indonesia Gunung Tambora
Indonesia Komodo - Rinca
Indonesia Nggorang Bowosie
Indonesia Mbeliling - Tanjung Kerita Mese
Indonesia Sesok
Indonesia Todo Repok
Indonesia Ruteng
Indonesia Gapong
Indonesia Nangarawa
Indonesia Wolo Tado
Indonesia Aegela
Indonesia Mausambi
Indonesia Pulau Besar
Indonesia Egon Ilimedo
Indonesia Ili Wengot
Indonesia Gunung Lewotobi
Indonesia Lamalera
Indonesia Semau
Indonesia Bipolo
Indonesia Camplong
Indonesia Manipo
Indonesia Gunung Timau
Indonesia Buat - Soe

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Cinnyris solaris. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/08/2022.