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Montane White-eye Zosterops poliogastrus

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2006 Least Concern
2004 Not Recognised
2000 Not Recognised
1994 Not Recognised
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 249,000 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 Unknown -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.5 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but it is believed to be large as the species is described as locally common to abundant in much of its range (Fry and Keith 2004).
Trend justification: The population trend is difficult to determine because of uncertainty over the impacts of habitat modification on population sizes.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Eritrea Native Extant Yes      
Ethiopia Native Extant Yes      
Kenya Native Extant Yes      
South Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Sudan Native Extant Yes      
Tanzania Native Extant Yes      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Eritrea Arboroba escarpment site factsheet
Eritrea Asmara escarpment site factsheet
Eritrea Central Plateau (Keren) site factsheet
Eritrea Southern Plateau: Furrus site factsheet
Ethiopia Bahir Dar - Lake Tana site factsheet
Ethiopia Bale Mountains National Park site factsheet
Ethiopia Borana-Saynt (Denkoro Forest) site factsheet
Ethiopia Chilimo-Gaji forest site factsheet
Ethiopia Entoto Natural Park and escarpment site factsheet
Ethiopia Gefersa reservoir site factsheet
Ethiopia Guassa Plateau (Menz) site factsheet
Ethiopia Hugumburda and Grat-Kahsu forests site factsheet
Ethiopia Jemma and Jara valleys site factsheet
Ethiopia Jibat forest site factsheet
Ethiopia Menagesha State Forest site factsheet
Ethiopia Mount Zuquala site factsheet
Ethiopia Mugo highlands site factsheet
Ethiopia Simien Mountains National Park site factsheet
Ethiopia Sululta plain site factsheet
Ethiopia Tiro Boter - Becho forest site factsheet
Ethiopia Yegof forest site factsheet
Kenya Cherangani Hills site factsheet
Kenya Chyulu Hills forests site factsheet
Kenya Kikuyu Escarpment forest site factsheet
Kenya Mount Kenya site factsheet
Kenya Nairobi National Park site factsheet
Kenya Taita Hills Forests site factsheet
South Sudan Imatong mountains site factsheet
South Sudan Kidepo site factsheet
Tanzania Arusha National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Lake Manyara National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Loazi-Kalambo Forest Reserves and surrounding area site factsheet
Tanzania Longido Game Controlled Area site factsheet
Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro site factsheet
Tanzania Ngorongoro Conservation Area site factsheet
Tanzania North Pare Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania South Pare Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Udzungwa National Park site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations marginal resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Altitude 1380 - 3400 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Zosterops poliogastrus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/08/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/08/2014.

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 Zosteropidae (White-eyes)
Species name author Heuglin, 1861
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Unknown
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 249,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change