Olive-backed Sunbird Cinnyris jugularis


Justification of Red List Category
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Population justification
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common (Cheke et al. 2001).

Trend justification
The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Distribution and population

Cinnyris jugularis has an extremely large range extending from Myanmar, Thailand, Indochina, Peninsular Malaysia, probably west to southeastern Bangladesh, also China (S Yunnan, Guanxi, Guangdong, Hainan I), Andaman and Nicobar islands (India), Philippines, Indonesia (Sumatra and most satellites, Borneo, Java, Bali and Lesser Sundas, Banggai Archipelago, Sula islands, Butung, Hoga island, Tukangbesi islands, islands in Flores Sea, Buru, Moluccas east to New Guinea, Aru islands, Kai islands), Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea (D’Entrecasteaux Archipelago and Bismarck Archipelago) and northeastern Australia (northern and eastern Queensland).


Text account compilers
Butchart, S., Derhé, M. & Ekstrom, J.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Cinnyris jugularis. Downloaded from on 24/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 24/10/2021.