LC
Whyte's Barbet Stactolaema whytii



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.

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

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 Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass 56 g
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,230,000 medium
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) 8.5 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally common (Short and Horne 2001).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to loss of suitable nesting and roosting trees (del Hoyo et al. 2002).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the N Extant Yes
Malawi N Extant Yes
Mozambique 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
Malawi Nyika National Park (Malawi)
Malawi South Viphya Forest Reserve
Malawi Mtangatanga and Perekezi Forest Reserves
Malawi Kasungu National Park
Malawi Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve
Malawi Dzalanyama Forest Reserve
Malawi Namizimu Forest Reserve
Malawi Mangochi Mountain Forest Reserve
Malawi Liwonde Hills Forest Reserve
Mozambique Chimanimani Mountains (Mozambique)
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountains
Tanzania Loazi-Kalambo Forest Reserves and surrounding area
Zambia Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage
Zambia Shiwa Ng'andu
Zambia Kasanka National Park
Zambia Kalungwishi
Zimbabwe Nyanga mountains
Zimbabwe Stapleford Forest
Zimbabwe Bvumba Highlands
Zimbabwe Banti Forest Reserve
Zimbabwe Chizarira National Park
Zimbabwe Robert McIlwaine Recreational Park
Zambia Mutinondo Wilderness
Zambia Lusenga Plain National Park
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountain Range

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Savanna Dry major resident
Altitude 750 - 2500 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Stactolaema whytii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/07/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/07/2022.