LC
Purple Grenadier Granatina ianthinogaster



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Granatina ianthinogaster (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) was previously placed in the genus Uraeginthus following Dowsett & Forbes-Watson (1993); Sibley & Monroe (1990, 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.
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
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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 Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass 14 g
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 2,510,000 medium
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value 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 - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common or locally 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
Ethiopia N Extant Yes
Kenya N Extant Yes
Somalia N Extant Yes
South Sudan N Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant Yes
Tanzania N Extant Yes
Uganda N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Ethiopia Awash National Park
Ethiopia Babille Elephant Sanctuary
Ethiopia Genale river
Ethiopia Mankubsa - Welenso forest
Ethiopia Konso - Segen
Ethiopia Yabello Sanctuary
Ethiopia Arero forest
Ethiopia Dawa - Wachile
Kenya Tana River Delta
Kenya Tsavo East National Park
Kenya Tsavo West National Park
Kenya Dida Galgalu desert
Kenya Lake Turkana
Kenya Machakos valleys
Kenya Meru National Park
Kenya Mwea National Reserve
Kenya Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserves
Kenya Shaba National Reserve
Kenya Nairobi National Park
Kenya Amboseli National Park
Kenya Lake Baringo
Kenya Lake Bogoria National Reserve
Kenya Lake Elmenteita
Kenya Lake Magadi
Kenya Lake Naivasha
Kenya Lake Nakuru National Park
Kenya Masai Mara
Kenya South Nguruman
South Sudan Imatong mountains
South Sudan Kidepo
Somalia Gacan Libaax
Somalia Boorama plains
Somalia Buulobarde
Somalia Balcad Nature Reserve
Somalia Jasiira lagoon and Muqdisho islets
Somalia Arbowerow
Somalia Laag Badaana
Tanzania Arusha National Park and vicinity
Tanzania Lake Manyara
Tanzania Ruaha National Park
Tanzania Serengeti National Park
Tanzania Tarangire National Park
Tanzania Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Tanzania Mkomazi National Park
Tanzania Lake Eyasi
Tanzania Nyumba ya Mungu reservoir
Tanzania Lake Natron and Engaruka basin
Tanzania Usangu flats
Tanzania Longido Game Controlled Area
Uganda Mount Moroto Forest Reserve
Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park
Ethiopia Eastern Hararghe (Harar-Wabi Shebelle)
Tanzania Lake Balangida Lelu

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Granatina ianthinogaster. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/10/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/10/2022.