LC
Miombo Tit Melaniparus griseiventris



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Melaniparus griseiventris (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) was previously listed as Parus griseiventris.

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

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 2,990,000 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) 4.2 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be frequent to common (Urban et al. 1997).

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
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the N Extant Yes
Malawi N Extant Yes
Mozambique N Extant Yes
Tanzania N Extant Yes
Zambia N Extant Yes
Zimbabwe N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Angola Caconda
Angola Cangandala National Park
Angola Cuango
Angola Lago Carumbo
Angola Luachimo River (Chitato)
Angola Luando Strict Nature Reserve
Angola Mount Moco
Angola Mupa National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Marungu highlands
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Kundelungu National Park
Malawi Nyika National Park (Malawi)
Malawi Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve
Malawi South Viphya Forest Reserve
Malawi Mtangatanga and Perekezi Forest Reserves
Malawi Kasungu National Park
Malawi Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve
Malawi Ntchisi Mountain Forest Reserve
Malawi Dzalanyama Forest Reserve
Mozambique Chimanimani Mountains (Mozambique)
Mozambique Furancungo woodlands
Tanzania Loazi-Kalambo Forest Reserves and surrounding area
Zambia Hillwood
Zambia Source of the Zambezi
Zambia Chitunta Plain
Zambia West Lunga National Park and Lukwakwa Game Management Area
Zambia Liuwa Plain National Park
Zambia Sioma Ngwezi National Park
Zambia Nkanga River Conservation Area
Zambia Kafue National Park
Zambia Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage
Zambia North Swaka
Zambia Chisamba
Zambia Lower Zambezi National Park
Zambia Lukususi National Park
Zambia Shiwa Ng'andu
Zambia Lavushi Manda National Park
Zambia Kasanka National Park
Zambia Bangweulu Swamps
Zambia Kalungwishi
Zambia Jimbe Drainage
Zimbabwe Nyanga mountains
Zimbabwe Bvumba Highlands
Zimbabwe Banti Forest Reserve
Zimbabwe Chimanimani Mountains (Zimbabwe)
Zimbabwe Chizarira National Park
Zimbabwe Robert McIlwaine Recreational Park
Zimbabwe Mavuradonha Mountains
Zambia Wonder Gorge
Zambia Mutinondo Wilderness
Zambia Mafinga Mountains
Zambia Minyanya Plain

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Savanna Dry major resident
Altitude 915 - 1950 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Melaniparus griseiventris. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/08/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/08/2020.