LC
Temminck's Sunbird Aethopyga temminckii



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Aethopyga mystacalis and A. temminckii (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) were previously lumped as A. mystacalis following 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 Medium
Land mass type Average mass 6 g
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 2,610,000
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 Decreasing 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) 4.2 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be not uncommon (Cheke et al. 2001).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Brunei N Extant Yes
Indonesia N Extant Yes
Malaysia N Extant Yes
Thailand N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Malaysia Bako-Buntal Bay
Malaysia Trus Madi Range
Malaysia Bintang Range
Malaysia Danum Valley Conservation Area
Malaysia Endau-Rompin
Malaysia Mulu - Buda Protected Area
Malaysia Selangor Heritage Park
Malaysia Mount Kinabalu
Malaysia Kledang Range
Malaysia Klias peninsula
Malaysia Krau Wildlife Reserve
Malaysia Kinabatangan floodplain
Malaysia Maliau Basin Conservation Area
Malaysia Panti forest
Malaysia Tabin Wildlife Reserve
Malaysia Taman Negara National Park
Malaysia Ulu Muda
Malaysia Tanjung Datu-Samunsam Protected Area
Malaysia Gunung Pueh
Malaysia Gunung Penrissen
Malaysia Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary
Malaysia Hose-Laga mountains
Malaysia Usun Apau plateau
Malaysia Kelabit Highlands
Malaysia Central Titiwangsa Range

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits (max) 2300 m

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Aethopyga temminckii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/06/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/06/2022.