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Eastern Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus simplex

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 Medium
Land mass type   Average mass 8.8 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 516,000 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 Stable -
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 uncommon and local in the northern part of its range (del Hoyo et al. 2002).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Kenya Native Extant       Yes
Malawi Native Extant       Yes
Mozambique Native Extant       Yes
Tanzania Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Kenya Arabuko-Sokoke Forest site factsheet
Kenya Gede Ruins National Monument site factsheet
Kenya Kaya Gandini site factsheet
Kenya Kaya Waa site factsheet
Kenya Marenji Forest site factsheet
Kenya Mrima Hill Forest site factsheet
Kenya Shimba Hills site factsheet
Malawi Mangochi Mountain Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Namizimu Forest Reserve site factsheet
Tanzania Bagamoyo District Coastal Forests site factsheet
Tanzania East Usambara Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Handeni District Coastal Forests site factsheet
Tanzania Kilombero Valley site factsheet
Tanzania Kilwa District Coastal Forests site factsheet
Tanzania Kisarawe District Coastal Forests site factsheet
Tanzania Lindi District Coastal Forests site factsheet
Tanzania Mikumi National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Mtwara District Coastal Forests site factsheet
Tanzania Muheza District Coastal Forests site factsheet
Tanzania Newala District Coastal Forests site factsheet
Tanzania Pande Game Reserve and Dondwe Coastal Forests site factsheet
Tanzania Pangani District Coastal Forests site factsheet
Tanzania Rufiji District Coastal Forests site factsheet
Tanzania Selous Game Reserve site factsheet
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania West Usambara Mountains site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Savanna Dry marginal resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1525 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Pogoniulus simplex. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/11/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/11/2014.

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 (Fischer & Reichenow, 1884)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 516,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change