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Splendid Sunbird Nectarinia coccinigaster

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
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 Low
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,730,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 1,740,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.6 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common (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 Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Benin Native Extant       Yes
Burkina Faso Native Extant       Yes
Cameroon Native Extant       Yes
Central African Republic Native Extant       Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant       Yes
Côte d'Ivoire Native Extant       Yes
Gabon Native Extant       Yes
Gambia Native Extant       Yes
Ghana Native Extant       Yes
Guinea Native Extant       Yes
Guinea-Bissau Native Extant       Yes
Liberia Native Extant       Yes
Mali Native Extant       Yes
Nigeria Native Extant       Yes
Senegal Native Extant       Yes
Sierra Leone Native Extant       Yes
South Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Togo Native Extant       Yes
Uganda Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Benin Lake Ahémé and Aho complex site factsheet
Benin Lake Nokoué site factsheet
Benin Lama Forest site factsheet
Benin Ouémé river basin site factsheet
Burkina Faso Kaboré Tambi - Nazinga - Sissili complex site factsheet
Burkina Faso Ouagadougou forest site factsheet
Cameroon Bakossi mountains site factsheet
Cameroon Bali-Ngemba Forest Reserve site factsheet
Cameroon Banyang Mbo Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
Cameroon Mbam Djerem National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Mbi Crater Faunal Reserve - Mbingo forest site factsheet
Cameroon Mont Manengouba site factsheet
Cameroon Mount Kupe site factsheet
Cameroon Mount Mbam site factsheet
Cameroon Mount Oku site factsheet
Cameroon Mount Rata and Rumpi Hills Forest Reserve site factsheet
Cameroon Ngaoundaba Ranch site factsheet
Cameroon Santchou Faunal Reserve site factsheet
Cameroon Tchabal-Mbabo site factsheet
Cameroon Yabassi site factsheet
Central African Republic Bamingui-Bangoran National Park complex site factsheet
Central African Republic Bangui site factsheet
Central African Republic Bozoum site factsheet
Central African Republic Dzanga-Ndoki National Park site factsheet
Central African Republic Ngotto site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Comoe National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Lamto Ecological Research Station site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Marahoue National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Sangbe Mountain National Park site factsheet
Gambia Abuko Nature Reserve site factsheet
Gambia Pirang Forest Park site factsheet
Ghana Damongo Scarp Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Gambaga Scarp (East) Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Mole National Park site factsheet
Ghana Shai Hills Resource Reserve site factsheet
Guinea Gangan Foret Classe site factsheet
Guinea Grandes Chutes site factsheet
Guinea Kabitaï site factsheet
Guinea Mafou site factsheet
Guinea-Bissau Dulombi site factsheet
Guinea-Bissau Lagoas de Cufada site factsheet
Guinea-Bissau Rio Cacheu site factsheet
Mali Boucle du Baoulé site factsheet
Nigeria Assop Falls and hills site factsheet
Nigeria Gashaka-Gumti National Park site factsheet
Nigeria IITA Forest Reserve, Ibadan site factsheet
Nigeria Kagoro - Nindam Forest Reserves site factsheet
Nigeria Kainji Lake National Park site factsheet
Nigeria Obudu Plateau site factsheet
Nigeria Pandam Wildlife Park site factsheet
Nigeria Sunvit Farm site factsheet
Nigeria Yankari National Park site factsheet
Senegal Parc National de Basse Casamance site factsheet
Sierra Leone Kangari Hills Non-hunting Forest Reserve site factsheet
Sierra Leone Lake Sonfon and environs site factsheet
Sierra Leone Loma Mountains Non-hunting Forest Reserve site factsheet
Sierra Leone Outamba-Kilimi National Park site factsheet
Togo Fazao-Malfakassa National Park site factsheet
Togo Kéran National Park site factsheet
Togo Misahöhe Forest Reserve site factsheet
Togo Oti Valley Faunal Reserve site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded suitable resident
Savanna Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1500 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Nectarinia coccinigaster. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/09/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Nectariniidae (Sunbirds)
Species name author (Latham, 1801)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 1,730,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change