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Sharpe's Starling Cinnyricinclus sharpii

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 High
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 194,000 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 Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.1 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally common (Feare and Craig 1998).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction and fragmentation.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Burundi Native Extant       Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant       Yes
Ethiopia Native Extant       Yes
Kenya Native Extant       Yes
Rwanda Native Extant       Yes
South Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Tanzania Native Extant       Yes
Uganda Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Burundi Bururi Forest Nature Reserve site factsheet
Burundi Kibira National Park site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Forests west of Lake Edward site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Itombwe Mountains site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Lendu Plateau site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Mount Hoyo Reserve site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Virunga National Park site factsheet
Ethiopia Bale Mountains National Park site factsheet
Ethiopia Chilimo-Gaji forest site factsheet
Ethiopia Entoto Natural Park and escarpment site factsheet
Ethiopia Jibat forest site factsheet
Ethiopia Menagesha State Forest site factsheet
Ethiopia Metu - Gore - Tepi forests site factsheet
Ethiopia Mount Zuquala site factsheet
Ethiopia Tiro Boter - Becho forest site factsheet
Kenya Cherangani Hills site factsheet
Kenya Chyulu Hills forests site factsheet
Kenya Kakamega forest site factsheet
Kenya Kikuyu Escarpment forest site factsheet
Kenya Masai Mara site factsheet
Kenya Mau forest complex site factsheet
Kenya Mount Elgon (Kenya) site factsheet
Kenya Mount Kenya site factsheet
Kenya North Nandi forest site factsheet
Kenya South Nandi forest site factsheet
Kenya South Nguruman site factsheet
Kenya Taita Hills Forests site factsheet
Rwanda Cyamudongo forest site factsheet
Rwanda Nyungwe National Park site factsheet
Rwanda Volcans National Park 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 Longido Game Controlled Area site factsheet
Tanzania Mahali Mountain National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro site factsheet
Tanzania North Pare Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania South Pare Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania West Usambara Mountains site factsheet
Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park site factsheet
Uganda Echuya Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Kasyoha-Kitomi Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Kibale National Park site factsheet
Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park site factsheet
Uganda Mount Elgon National Park site factsheet
Uganda Murchison Falls National Park site factsheet
Uganda Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake George site factsheet
Uganda Ruwenzori (Rwenzori) Mountains National Park site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Altitude 1800 - 2500 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Cinnyricinclus sharpii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/09/2014.

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 Sturnidae (Starlings)
Species name author (Jackson, 1898)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 194,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change