This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Bowie, R. C. K.; Fjeldså, J.; Hackett, S. J.; Crowe, T. M. 2004. Systematics and biogeography of Double-collared Sunbirds from the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania. The Auk 121(3): 660-681.
Nectarinia mediocris (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) has been split into N. mediocris and N. fuelleborni (including ssp. bensoni) following Bowie et al. (2004), but usumbarica is retained as a subspecies of N. m
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BirdLife International (2013) Species factsheet: Nectarinia mediocris. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2013. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2013) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2013.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Least Concern|
|Species name author||(Shelley, 1885)|
|Population size||mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||233,000 km2|
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