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Prigogine's Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris prigoginei



Justification

Justification of Red List Category
This species is listed as Near Threatened because it has a very small range, which is potentially fragmented and declining in area, extent and/or quality, which may also be causing a decline in population. However, it likely occurs at >10 locations and is not severely fragmented and so approaches, but does not meet the threshold for Vulnerable. Hence it is listed as Near Threatened.

Population justification
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally common (Cheke and Mann 2016).

Trend justification
Anthropogenic habitat destruction and erosion of stream banks by cattle pose threats to the species’s habitat (Cheke and Mann 2016), and so the species is inferred to be in decline.

Distribution and population

Cinnyris prigoginei is restricted to montane forest, thickets and fields in the Marungu Highlands of south-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (Cheke and Mann 2016).

Ecology

This species inhabits montane forest, thickets and fields in the Marungu Highlands of south-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (Cheke and Mann 2016).

Threats

 Anthropogenic habitat destruction and erosion of stream banks by cattle pose threats to the species’s habitat (Cheke and Mann 2016).

Conservation actions

Conservation Actions Underway

Conservation Actions Proposed
Attempt to protect the species's remaining habitat, and assess the degree to which anthropogenic effects may be impacting upon the population.

Acknowledgements

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Cinnyris prigoginei. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/06/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/06/2019.