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Yellow-bellied Waxbill Coccopygia quartinia



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Coccopygia melanotis, C. bocagei and C. quartinia (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) were previously placed in the genus Estrilda and lumped as C. melanotis following Dowsett & Forbes-Watson (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 7 g
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 3,240,000 medium
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 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) 3.8 - - -

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 Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Burundi N Extant Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the N Extant Yes
Eritrea N Extant Yes
Ethiopia N Extant Yes
Kenya N Extant Yes
Malawi N Extant Yes
Mozambique N Extant Yes
Rwanda N Extant Yes
South Sudan N Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant Yes
Tanzania N Extant Yes
Uganda N Extant Yes
Zambia N Extant Yes
Zimbabwe N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Burundi Kibira National Park
Burundi Ruvubu National Park
Burundi Bururi Forest Nature Reserve
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Virunga National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Itombwe Mountains
Eritrea Semenawi Bahri
Eritrea Ghinda
Eritrea Asmara escarpment
Eritrea Mareb escarpment
Malawi Misuku Hills Forest Reserves
Malawi Nyika National Park (Malawi)
Malawi Uzumara Forest Reserve
Malawi South Viphya Forest Reserve
Malawi Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve
Malawi Ntchisi Mountain Forest Reserve
Malawi Dzalanyama Forest Reserve
Malawi Namizimu Forest Reserve
Malawi Mangochi Mountain Forest Reserve
Malawi Liwonde Hills Forest Reserve
Malawi Soche Mountain Forest Reserve
Malawi Mount Mulanje Forest Reserve
Malawi Thyolo Mountain Forest Reserve
Mozambique Mount Namuli
Rwanda Volcans National Park
Rwanda Akagera National Park
Rwanda Cyamudongo forest
Rwanda Nyungwe National Park
Tanzania Arusha National Park and vicinity
Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro
Tanzania Lake Manyara
Tanzania Udzungwa National Park
Tanzania Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Tanzania Livingstone Mountains forests
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 Echuya Forest Reserve
Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Uganda Kibale National Park
Uganda Semliki National Park
Uganda Budongo Forest Reserve
Uganda Mount Elgon National Park
Uganda Mount Moroto Forest Reserve
Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park
Zambia Nyika National Park (Zambia)
Zimbabwe Nyanga mountains
Zimbabwe Banti Forest Reserve
Zimbabwe Chimanimani Mountains (Zimbabwe)
Zimbabwe Haroni - Rusitu junction and Botanical Reserves
Zimbabwe Chirinda Forest
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountain Range
Uganda Kasyoha-Kitomi Forest Reserve
Mozambique Mount Mabu
Zambia Mafinga Mountains
Uganda Bugoma Central Forest Reserve

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land marginal resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland marginal resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens marginal resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 2400 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Coccopygia quartinia. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/08/2022.