LC
Shining Sunbird Cinnyris habessinicus



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Cinnyris habessinicus and C. idenburgi (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) were previously placed in the genus Nectarinia and lumped as N. habessinica 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
2016 Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 2,910,000
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 - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.6 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as very common to uncommon (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
Eritrea N Extant Yes
Ethiopia N Extant Yes
Kenya N Extant Yes
Somalia N Extant Yes
South Sudan N Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant
Uganda N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Djibouti Forêt de Day
Djibouti Mabla
Eritrea Western Plain: Barka river
Eritrea Semenawi Bahri
Eritrea Massawa coast
Eritrea Ghinda
Eritrea Gulf of Zula
Eritrea Western Plain: Gash - Setit
Eritrea Danakil lowlands
Ethiopia Yangudi-Rassa National Park
Ethiopia Awash National Park
Ethiopia Babille Elephant Sanctuary
Ethiopia Sof Omar
Ethiopia Genale river
Ethiopia Lower Wabi Shebelle river and Warder
Ethiopia Liben plains and Negele woodlands
Ethiopia Konso - Segen
Ethiopia Bogol Manyo - Dolo
Kenya Lake Turkana
Kenya Meru National Park
Kenya Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserves
Kenya Shaba National Reserve
Kenya Lake Baringo
Somalia Daalo
Somalia Saylac
Somalia Gacan Libaax
Somalia Boorama plains
Somalia Lascaanod - Taleex - Ceel Chebet
Ethiopia Eastern Hararghe (Harar-Wabi Shebelle)
Kenya Lolldaiga-Mugogodo-Ewaso N'yiro

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent/Irregular Rivers/Streams/Creeks suitable resident
Altitude 100 - 2200 m 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 (2021) Species factsheet: Cinnyris habessinicus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2021.