Plain-backed Sunbird Anthreptes reichenowi

Family: Nectariniidae (Sunbirds)

Authority: Gunning, 1909

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classed as Near Threatened because it is thought to have a moderately small population, which is suspected to be in decline owing to deforestation throughout its range. This species may warrant uplisting to a higher threat category if surveys indicate that its population is smaller.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,330,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Anthreptes reichenowi. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/plain-backed-sunbird-anthreptes-reichenowi on 27/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 27/02/2024.