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Green-throated Sunbird Nectarinia rubescens

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 Low
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 2,910,000 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) 3.6 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common in Suitable habitat, although rare in Nigeria and uncommon in Sudan (Cheke et al. 2001).
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
Angola Native Extant      
Burundi Native Extant      
Cameroon Native Extant      
Central African Republic Native Extant      
Congo Native Extant      
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant      
Equatorial Guinea Native Extant      
Gabon Native Extant      
Kenya Native Extant      
Nigeria Native Extant      
Rwanda Native Extant      
South Sudan Native Extant      
Sudan Native Extant      
Tanzania Native Extant      
Uganda Native Extant      
Zambia Native Extant      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Angola Calandula (Quedas de Calandula) site factsheet
Angola Camabatela site factsheet
Angola Cuango site factsheet
Angola Lago Carumbo site factsheet
Angola Luachimo River (Chitato) site factsheet
Angola Luando Strict Nature Reserve site factsheet
Angola Maiombe site factsheet
Burundi Ruvubu National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Bakossi mountains site factsheet
Cameroon Bali-Ngemba Forest Reserve site factsheet
Cameroon Banyang Mbo Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
Cameroon Boumba - Bek site factsheet
Cameroon Campo Ma'an complex site factsheet
Cameroon Dja Faunal Reserve site factsheet
Cameroon Korup National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Lobéké National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Mbam Djerem National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Mbam Minkom - Kala 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 Rata and Rumpi Hills Forest Reserve site factsheet
Cameroon Ngaoundaba Ranch site factsheet
Cameroon Nki site factsheet
Cameroon Santchou Faunal Reserve site factsheet
Cameroon Yabassi site factsheet
Central African Republic Bamingui-Bangoran National Park complex site factsheet
Central African Republic Bangui site factsheet
Central African Republic Dzanga-Ndoki National Park site factsheet
Central African Republic Manovo - Gounda - St Floris National Park complex site factsheet
Central African Republic Ngotto site factsheet
Congo Conkouati National Park site factsheet
Congo Dimonika Biosphere Reserve site factsheet
Congo Lake Télé Community Reserve site factsheet
Congo Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park complex site factsheet
Congo Odzala National Park complex site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Bombo-Lumene Game Reserve 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 Lomako - Yekokora site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Luki Forest Reserve site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Maiko National Park site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Mount Hoyo Reserve site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Ngiri site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Okapi Faunal Reserve site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Salonga National Park site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Virunga National Park site factsheet
Equatorial Guinea Monte Alen National Park site factsheet
Gabon Gamba Protected Areas Complex site factsheet
Gabon Ipassa Strict Nature Reserve site factsheet
Gabon Léconi grasslands site factsheet
Gabon Lopé Faunal Reserve site factsheet
Gabon Minkébé Forest Reserve site factsheet
Gabon Ogooué delta and Mandji island site factsheet
Kenya Kakamega forest site factsheet
Kenya North Nandi forest site factsheet
Kenya South Nandi forest site factsheet
Nigeria Afi River Forest Reserve site factsheet
Nigeria Cross River National Park: Oban Division site factsheet
Nigeria Gashaka-Gumti National Park site factsheet
Nigeria Obudu Plateau site factsheet
Rwanda Akagera National Park site factsheet
South Sudan Bengangai site factsheet
South Sudan Imatong mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Minziro Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Budongo Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Bugoma Central Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park site factsheet
Uganda Kasyoha-Kitomi Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Kibale National Park site factsheet
Uganda Mabira Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Murchison Falls National Park site factsheet
Uganda Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake George site factsheet
Uganda Sango Bay area site factsheet
Uganda Semliki National Park site factsheet
Uganda Semliki reserves site factsheet
Zambia Hillwood site factsheet
Zambia Jimbe Drainage site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Savanna Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Nectarinia rubescens. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/07/2014.

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 Nectariniidae (Sunbirds)
Species name author (Vieillot, 1819)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 2,910,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Climate change species distributions