LC
Grey Firefinch Lagonosticta nigricollis



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Lagonosticta larvata, L. nigricollis and L. vinacea (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) were previously lumped as L. larvata following Dowsett & Forbes-Watson (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.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 3,570,000 medium
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 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) 4.3 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as widespread, although nowhere common (Clement 1999).

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
Ghana N Extant Yes
Mali N Extant Yes
Niger N Extant Yes
Nigeria 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
Burkina Faso Ouagadougou forest
Burkina Faso Kaboré Tambi - Nazinga - Sissili complex
Burkina Faso Arli - W - Singou complex
Benin Ouémé river basin
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Garamba National Park
Central African Republic Manovo - Gounda - St Floris National Park complex
Central African Republic Bamingui-Bangoran National Park complex
Central African Republic Bozoum
Congo Lower Kouilou basin
Côte d'Ivoire Comoe National Park
Cameroon Mayo-Louti Forest Reserve
Cameroon Gashiga - Demsa
Cameroon Bénoué National Park
Cameroon Faro National Park
Ghana Damongo Scarp Forest Reserve
Ghana Mole National Park
Niger 'W' National Park
Niger Makalondi district
Nigeria Gashaka-Gumti National Park
Nigeria Pandam Wildlife Park
Nigeria Kagoro - Nindam Forest Reserves and vicinity
Nigeria Yankari Game Reserve
Nigeria Kainji Lake National Park
Nigeria Assop Falls and hills
Nigeria Sunvit Farm
South Sudan Radom
South Sudan Ashana
South Sudan Juba
Togo Kéran National Park
Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park
Ghana Gbele Resource Reserve

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Savanna Dry major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1700 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Lagonosticta nigricollis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2021.