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Whyte's Barbet Stactolaema whytii

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 Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass 55.6 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 456,000 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) 8.5 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally common (Short and Horne 2001).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to loss of suitable nesting and roosting trees (del Hoyo et al. 2002).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant       Yes
Malawi Native Extant       Yes
Mozambique Native Extant       Yes
Tanzania Native Extant       Yes
Zambia Native Extant       Yes
Zimbabwe Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Malawi Dzalanyama Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Kasungu National Park site factsheet
Malawi Liwonde Hills Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Mangochi Mountain Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Mtangatanga and Perekezi Forest Reserves site factsheet
Malawi Namizimu Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Nyika National Park (Malawi) site factsheet
Malawi South Viphya Forest Reserve site factsheet
Mozambique Chimanimani Mountains (Mozambique) site factsheet
Tanzania Loazi-Kalambo Forest Reserves and surrounding area site factsheet
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountains site factsheet
Zambia Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage site factsheet
Zambia Kalungwishi site factsheet
Zambia Kasanka National Park site factsheet
Zambia Lusenga Plain National Park site factsheet
Zambia Mutinondo Wilderness site factsheet
Zambia Shiwa Ng'andu site factsheet
Zimbabwe Banti Forest Reserve site factsheet
Zimbabwe Bvumba Highlands site factsheet
Zimbabwe Chizarira National Park site factsheet
Zimbabwe Nyanga mountains site factsheet
Zimbabwe Robert McIlwaine Recreational Park site factsheet
Zimbabwe Stapleford Forest site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Savanna Dry major resident
Altitude 750 - 2500 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Stactolaema whytii. 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 Lybiidae (African barbets)
Species name author (Shelley, 1893)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 456,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change