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Red-faced Crimsonwing Cryptospiza reichenovii



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note

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 medium
Land-mass type Average mass -
Range

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 6,260,000 km2 medium
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size unknown - - -
Population trend stable - suspected -
Generation length 2.5 years - - -

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 Presence Origin Resident Breeding visitor Non-breeding visitor Passage migrant
Angola extant native yes
Burundi extant native yes
Cameroon extant native yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the extant native yes
Equatorial Guinea extant native yes
Malawi extant native yes
Mozambique extant native yes
Nigeria extant native yes
Rwanda extant native yes
Tanzania extant native yes
Uganda extant native yes
Zambia extant native yes
Zimbabwe extant native yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Angola Gabela
Burundi Kibira National Park
Burundi Bururi Forest Nature Reserve
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Virunga National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Forests west of Lake Edward
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Itombwe Mountains
Cameroon Mount Oku
Cameroon Bali-Ngemba Forest Reserve
Cameroon Mont Manengouba
Cameroon Bakossi mountains
Cameroon Mont Nlonako
Cameroon Mount Rata and Rumpi Hills Forest Reserve
Cameroon Mount Kupe
Cameroon Mount Cameroon and Mokoko-Onge
Malawi Misuku Hills Forest Reserves
Malawi Nyika National Park (Malawi)
Malawi Uzumara Forest Reserve
Malawi South Viphya Forest Reserve
Malawi Ntchisi Mountain Forest Reserve
Malawi Soche Mountain Forest Reserve
Malawi Mount Mulanje Forest Reserve
Mozambique Gorongosa Mountain and National Park
Mozambique Mount Namuli
Mozambique Mount Chiperone
Mozambique Njesi plateau
Nigeria Obudu Plateau
Nigeria Gashaka-Gumti National Park
Rwanda Volcans National Park
Rwanda Cyamudongo forest
Rwanda Nyungwe National Park
Tanzania Arusha National Park and vicinity
Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro
Tanzania Lake Manyara
Tanzania Mahali Mountain National Park
Tanzania Udzungwa National Park
Tanzania Livingstone Mountains forests
Tanzania Nguru Mountains
Tanzania Nguu Mountains
Tanzania Njombe forests
Tanzania North Pare Mountains
Tanzania South Pare Mountains
Tanzania Rubeho Mountains
Tanzania Mount Rungwe
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountains
Tanzania Ukaguru Mountains
Tanzania Uluguru Mountains
Tanzania Umalila Mountains
Tanzania East Usambara Mountains
Tanzania West Usambara Mountains
Tanzania Uvidunda Mountains
Tanzania Loazi-Kalambo Forest Reserves and surrounding area
Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Uganda Ruwenzori (Rwenzori) Mountains National Park
Uganda Kibale National Park
Zambia Nyika National Park (Zambia)
Zimbabwe Nyanga mountains
Zimbabwe Nyanga lowlands/Honde valley
Zimbabwe Stapleford Forest
Zimbabwe Bvumba Highlands
Zimbabwe Chimanimani Mountains (Zimbabwe)

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Cryptospiza reichenovii. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/red-faced-crimsonwing-cryptospiza-reichenovii on 22/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 22/02/2024.