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White-breasted Sunbird Nectarinia talatala

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 -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 2,820,000 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 abundant (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 Resident
Angola Native Extant       Yes
Botswana Native Extant       Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant       Yes
Malawi Native Extant       Yes
Mozambique Native Extant       Yes
Namibia Native Extant       Yes
South Africa Native Extant       Yes
Swaziland 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
Angola Bicuari National Park site factsheet
Angola Luando Strict Nature Reserve site factsheet
Angola Mount Moco site factsheet
Angola Mupa National Park site factsheet
Angola Tundavala site factsheet
Botswana Central Kalahari (Kgalagadi) and Khutse Game Reserves site factsheet
Botswana Chobe National Park site factsheet
Botswana Lake Ngami site factsheet
Botswana Linyanti swamp/Chobe river site factsheet
Botswana Makgadikgadi Pans site factsheet
Botswana Okavango Delta site factsheet
Botswana South-east Botswana site factsheet
Malawi Lengwe National Park site factsheet
Malawi Liwonde National Park site factsheet
Malawi Ntchisi Mountain Forest Reserve site factsheet
Mozambique Bazaruto Archipelago site factsheet
Mozambique Changelane river gorge site factsheet
Mozambique Chimanimani Mountains (Mozambique) site factsheet
Mozambique Headwaters of the Cahora Bassa Dam site factsheet
Mozambique Maputo Special Reserve site factsheet
Mozambique Moebase region site factsheet
Mozambique Panda Brachystegia woodlands site factsheet
Mozambique Pomene site factsheet
Namibia Eastern Caprivi wetlands site factsheet
Namibia Epupa - Ruacana site factsheet
Namibia Etosha National Park site factsheet
Namibia Mahango Game Reserve and Kavango river site factsheet
Namibia Tsumkwe pan system site factsheet
Namibia Waterberg Plateau Park site factsheet
South Africa Blouberg site factsheet
South Africa Blyde River Canyon site factsheet
South Africa Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park site factsheet
South Africa Ithala Game Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Kosi Bay system site factsheet
South Africa Kruger National Park and adjacent areas site factsheet
South Africa Lake Sibaya site factsheet
South Africa Lake St Lucia and Mkuze Swamps site factsheet
South Africa Magaliesberg site factsheet
South Africa Mkambati Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Mkuzi Game Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Ndumo Game Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Nyl River Floodplain site factsheet
South Africa Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Pilanesberg National Park site factsheet
South Africa Polokwane Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Pongolapoort Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Richards Bay Game Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Sandveld and Bloemhof Dam Nature Reserves site factsheet
South Africa Songimvelo Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Soutpansberg site factsheet
South Africa Steenkampsberg site factsheet
South Africa Umlalazi Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Waterberg System site factsheet
South Africa Wolkberg Forest Belt site factsheet
Swaziland Hlane and Mlawula Game Reserves site factsheet
Swaziland Malolotja Nature Reserve site factsheet
Zambia Bangweulu Swamps site factsheet
Zambia Barotse Floodplains site factsheet
Zambia Chisamba site factsheet
Zambia Hillwood site factsheet
Zambia Imanda site factsheet
Zambia Kafue Flats site factsheet
Zambia Kafue National Park site factsheet
Zambia Kasanka National Park site factsheet
Zambia Liuwa Plain National Park site factsheet
Zambia Lower Zambezi National Park site factsheet
Zambia Lukanga Swamp site factsheet
Zambia Lukususi National Park site factsheet
Zambia Machile site factsheet
Zambia Minyanya Plain site factsheet
Zambia Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and Batoka Gorge site factsheet
Zambia Mutulanganga site factsheet
Zambia Nkanga River Conservation Area site factsheet
Zambia North Luangwa National Park site factsheet
Zambia North Swaka site factsheet
Zambia Nyanje Hills site factsheet
Zambia Shiwa Ng'andu site factsheet
Zambia Simungoma site factsheet
Zambia Sioma Ngwezi National Park site factsheet
Zambia South Luangwa National Park site factsheet
Zimbabwe Chimanimani Mountains (Zimbabwe) site factsheet
Zimbabwe Chizarira National Park site factsheet
Zimbabwe Haroni - Rusitu junction and Botanical Reserves site factsheet
Zimbabwe Hwange National Park site factsheet
Zimbabwe Matobo Hills site factsheet
Zimbabwe Mavuradonha Mountains site factsheet
Zimbabwe Middle Zambezi Valley site factsheet
Zimbabwe Nyanga lowlands/Honde valley site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable resident
Savanna Dry major resident
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Nectarinia talatala. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/08/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/08/2014.

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 (Smith, 1836)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 2,820,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change