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White-breasted Sunbird Cinnyris talatala



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note

Cinnyris talatala (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) was previously placed in the genus Nectarinia 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) 4,680,000 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 abundant (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
Angola N Extant Yes
Botswana N Extant Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the N Extant Yes
Eswatini N Extant Yes
Malawi N Extant Yes
Mozambique N Extant Yes
Namibia N Extant Yes
South Africa N Extant Yes
Tanzania N Extant Yes
Zambia N Extant Yes
Zimbabwe N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Angola Bicuari National Park
Angola Luando Strict Nature Reserve
Angola Mount Moco
Angola Mupa National Park
Angola Tundavala
Botswana Chobe National Park
Botswana Linyanti swamp/Chobe river
Botswana Okavango Delta
Botswana Lake Ngami
Botswana Makgadikgadi Pans
Botswana Central Kalahari (Kgalagadi) and Khutse Game Reserves
Botswana South-east Botswana
Malawi Ntchisi Mountain Forest Reserve
Malawi Liwonde National Park
Malawi Lengwe National Park
Mozambique Maputo Special Reserve
Mozambique Changelane river gorge
Mozambique Panda Brachystegia woodlands
Mozambique Bazaruto Archipelago
Mozambique Pomene
Mozambique Chimanimani Mountains (Mozambique)
Mozambique Moebase region
Mozambique Headwaters of the Cahora Bassa Dam
Namibia Epupa - Ruacana
Namibia Eastern Caprivi wetlands
Namibia Mahango Game Reserve and Kavango river
Namibia Etosha National Park
Namibia Tsumkwe pan system
Namibia Waterberg Plateau Park
Eswatini Malolotja Nature Reserve
Eswatini Hlane and Mlawula Game Reserves
South Africa Kruger National Park and adjacent areas
South Africa Soutpansberg
South Africa Blouberg
South Africa Wolkberg Forest Belt
South Africa Polokwane Nature Reserve
South Africa Waterberg System
South Africa Nyl River Floodplain
South Africa Blyde River Canyon
South Africa Steenkampsberg
South Africa Songimvelo Nature Reserve
South Africa Pilanesberg National Park
South Africa Magaliesberg
South Africa Sandveld and Bloemhof Dam Nature Reserves
South Africa Ndumo Game Reserve
South Africa Kosi Bay system
South Africa Lake Sibaya
South Africa Phongolo Nature Reserve
South Africa Ithala Game Reserve
South Africa Mkuzi Game Reserve
South Africa Lake St Lucia and Mkuze Swamps
South Africa Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park
South Africa Umlalazi Nature Reserve
South Africa Richards Bay Game Reserve
South Africa Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve
South Africa Mkhambati Nature Reserve
Zambia Hillwood
Zambia Liuwa Plain National Park
Zambia Barotse Floodplains
Zambia Sioma Ngwezi National Park
Zambia Machile
Zambia Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and Batoka Gorge
Zambia Nkanga River Conservation Area
Zambia Kafue Flats
Zambia Kafue National Park
Zambia Imanda
Zambia North Swaka
Zambia Lukanga Swamp
Zambia Chisamba
Zambia Lower Zambezi National Park
Zambia South Luangwa National Park
Zambia North Luangwa National Park
Zambia Lukususi National Park
Zambia Shiwa Ng'andu
Zambia Kasanka National Park
Zambia Bangweulu Swamps
Zimbabwe Nyanga lowlands/Honde valley
Zimbabwe Chimanimani Mountains (Zimbabwe)
Zimbabwe Haroni - Rusitu junction and Botanical Reserves
Zimbabwe Hwange National Park
Zimbabwe Chizarira National Park
Zimbabwe Middle Zambezi Valley
Zimbabwe Matobo Hills
Zimbabwe Mavuradonha Mountains
Zambia Simungoma
Zambia Nyanje Hills
Zambia Mutulanganga
Zambia Minyanya Plain
South Africa Mapungubwe

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable resident
Savanna Dry major 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 talatala. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/08/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/08/2020.