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Red-chested Sunbird Cinnyris erythrocercus



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note

Cinnyris erythrocercus (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) was previously placed in the genus Nectarinia and listed as N. erythrocerca 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.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2018 Least Concern
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 -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,420,000 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) 3.6 - - -

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.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Burundi N Extant Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the N Extant Yes
Ethiopia V Extant Yes
Kenya N Extant Yes
Rwanda 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
Burundi Rwihinda Lake Managed Nature Reserve
Burundi Ruvubu National Park
Burundi Rusizi National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Virunga National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Forests west of Lake Edward
Kenya Dunga swamp
Kenya Koguta swamp
Kenya Kusa swamp
Kenya Yala swamp complex
Kenya Sio Port swamp
Rwanda Akagera National Park
Rwanda Akanyaru wetlands
Tanzania Rubondo Island National Park
Tanzania Lake Victoria: Bumbire Islands
Tanzania Minziro Forest Reserve
Uganda Nyamuriro swamp
Uganda Kibale National Park
Uganda Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake George
Uganda Kyambura Wildlife Reserve
Uganda Semliki National Park
Uganda Semliki reserves
Uganda Lake Mburo National Park
Uganda Mabira Forest Reserve
Uganda Sango Bay area
Uganda Lutoboka point (Ssese islands)
Uganda Nabugabo wetland
Uganda Mabamba Bay
Uganda Lutembe Bay
Uganda Murchison Falls National Park
Uganda Ajai Wildlife Reserve
Uganda Doho Rice Scheme
Uganda Lake Nakuwa
Uganda Lake Bisina
Uganda Lake Opeta
Uganda Mount Elgon National Park
Uganda Nabajjuzi Wetland
Uganda Kibimba Rice Scheme

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded suitable resident
Savanna Dry suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Cinnyris erythrocercus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/07/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/07/2020.