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Green-throated Sunbird Chalcomitra rubescens



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Chalcomitra rubescens (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) was previously placed in the genus Nectarinia following Dowsett & Forbes-Watson (1993); 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.
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 Low
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 5,040,000 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) 3.6 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common in Suitable habitat, although rare in Nigeria and uncommon in Sudan (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
Angola N Extant Yes
Burundi 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
Equatorial Guinea N Extant Yes
Gabon N Extant Yes
Kenya N Extant Yes
Nigeria N Extant Yes
Rwanda N Extant Yes
South Sudan N Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant Yes
Tanzania N Extant Yes
Uganda N Extant Yes
Zambia N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Angola Calandula (Quedas de Calandula)
Angola Camabatela
Angola Cuango
Angola Lago Carumbo
Angola Luachimo River (Chitato)
Angola Luando Strict Nature Reserve
Angola Maiombe
Burundi Ruvubu National Park
Cameroon Bakossi mountains
Cameroon Bali-Ngemba Forest Reserve
Cameroon Banyang Mbo Wildlife Sanctuary
Cameroon Boumba - Bek
Cameroon Campo Ma'an complex
Cameroon Dja Faunal Reserve
Cameroon Korup National Park
Cameroon Lobéké National Park
Cameroon Mbam Djerem National Park
Cameroon Mbam Minkom - Kala
Cameroon Mont Manengouba
Cameroon Mont Nlonako
Cameroon Mount Cameroon and Mokoko-Onge
Cameroon Mount Kupe
Cameroon Mount Rata and Rumpi Hills Forest Reserve
Cameroon Ngaoundaba Ranch
Cameroon Nki
Cameroon Santchou Faunal Reserve
Cameroon Yabassi
Central African Republic Bamingui-Bangoran National Park complex
Central African Republic Bangui
Central African Republic Dzanga-Ndoki National Park
Central African Republic Manovo - Gounda - St Floris National Park complex
Central African Republic Ngotto
Congo Conkouati National Park
Congo Dimonika Biosphere Reserve
Congo Lake Télé Community Reserve
Congo Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park complex
Congo Odzala National Park complex
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Bombo-Lumene Game Reserve
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Forests west of Lake Edward
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Itombwe Mountains
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Lendu Plateau
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Lomako - Yekokora
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Luki Forest Reserve
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Maiko National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Mount Hoyo Reserve
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Ngiri
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Okapi Faunal Reserve
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Salonga National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Virunga National Park
Equatorial Guinea Monte Alen National Park
Gabon Gamba Protected Areas Complex
Gabon Ipassa Strict Nature Reserve
Gabon Léconi grasslands
Gabon Lopé Faunal Reserve
Gabon Minkébé Forest Reserve
Gabon Ogooué delta and Mandji island
Kenya Kakamega forest
Kenya North Nandi forest
Kenya South Nandi forest
Nigeria Afi River Forest Reserve
Nigeria Cross River National Park (Oban Division)
Nigeria Gashaka-Gumti National Park
Nigeria Obudu Plateau
Rwanda Akagera National Park
South Sudan Bengangai
South Sudan Imatong mountains
Tanzania Minziro Forest Reserve
Uganda Budongo Forest Reserve
Uganda Bugoma Central Forest Reserve
Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Uganda Kasyoha-Kitomi Forest Reserve
Uganda Kibale National Park
Uganda Mabira Forest Reserve
Uganda Murchison Falls National Park
Uganda Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake George
Uganda Sango Bay area
Uganda Semliki National Park
Uganda Semliki reserves
Zambia Hillwood
Zambia Jimbe Drainage

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Chalcomitra rubescens. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/10/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/10/2019.