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Shining Sunbird Nectarinia habessinica

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) 1,470,000
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 very common to uncommon (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
Djibouti Native Extant       Yes
Egypt Native Extant       Yes
Eritrea Native Extant       Yes
Ethiopia Native Extant       Yes
Kenya Native Extant       Yes
Oman Native Extant       Yes
Saudi Arabia Native Extant       Yes
Somalia Native Extant       Yes
South Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Sudan Native Extant        
Uganda Native Extant       Yes
Yemen Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Djibouti Forêt de Day site factsheet
Djibouti Mabla site factsheet
Eritrea Danakil lowlands site factsheet
Eritrea Ghinda site factsheet
Eritrea Gulf of Zula site factsheet
Eritrea Massawa coast site factsheet
Eritrea Semenawi Bahri site factsheet
Eritrea Western Plain: Barka river site factsheet
Eritrea Western Plain: Gash - Setit site factsheet
Ethiopia Awash National Park site factsheet
Ethiopia Bogol Manyo - Dolo site factsheet
Ethiopia Eastern Hararghe (Harar-Wabi Shebelle) site factsheet
Ethiopia Genale river site factsheet
Ethiopia Konso - Segen site factsheet
Ethiopia Liben plains and Negele woodlands site factsheet
Ethiopia Lower Wabi Shebelle river and Warder site factsheet
Ethiopia Sof Omar site factsheet
Ethiopia Yangudi-Rassa National Park site factsheet
Kenya Lake Baringo site factsheet
Kenya Lake Turkana site factsheet
Kenya Meru National Park site factsheet
Kenya Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserves site factsheet
Kenya Shaba National Reserve site factsheet
Somalia Boorama plains site factsheet
Somalia Daalo site factsheet
Somalia Gacan Libaax site factsheet
Somalia Lascaanod - Taleex - Ceel Chebet site factsheet
Somalia Saylac site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent/Irregular Rivers/Streams/Creeks suitable resident
Altitude 100 - 2200 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 habessinica. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/07/2014.

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 Ehrenberg, 1828
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 1,470,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change