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Western Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus coryphaea

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 altitudinal migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type   Average mass 10.7 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 307,000 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) 8.5 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be generally uncommon and local (del Hoyo et al. 2002).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Angola Native Extant       Yes
Cameroon Native Extant        
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant        
Nigeria Native Extant        
Rwanda Native Extant        
Uganda Native Extant        

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Angola Mombolo (Missão da Namba) site factsheet
Angola Mount Moco site factsheet
Angola Tundavala site factsheet
Cameroon Bakossi mountains site factsheet
Cameroon Bali-Ngemba Forest Reserve site factsheet
Cameroon Mbi Crater Faunal Reserve - Mbingo forest site factsheet
Cameroon Mont Manengouba site factsheet
Cameroon Mont Nlonako site factsheet
Cameroon Mount Cameroon and Mokoko-Onge 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 Njinsing - Tabenken site factsheet
Cameroon Tchabal-Mbabo 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 Mount Hoyo Reserve site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Virunga National Park site factsheet
Nigeria Gashaka-Gumti National Park site factsheet
Nigeria Ngel-Nyaki Forest Reserve site factsheet
Nigeria Obudu Plateau site factsheet
Rwanda Nyungwe National Park site factsheet
Rwanda Volcans National Park 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 Mgahinga Gorilla National Park site factsheet
Uganda Ruwenzori (Rwenzori) Mountains National Park site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry marginal resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Savanna Dry marginal resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable resident
Altitude 900 - 3030 m Occasional altitudinal limits (min) 50 m

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Pogoniulus coryphaea. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/10/2014.

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 (Reichenow, 1892)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Unknown
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 307,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change