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Black-throated Sunbird Aethopyga saturata

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) 1,680,000
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) 4.2 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common in Myanmar, widespread and frequent in Nepal, fairly common in India, uncommon in Thailand and possibly extinct in Bangladesh (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
Bangladesh Native Extant       Yes
Bhutan Native Extant       Yes
Cambodia Native Extant       Yes
China (mainland) Native Extant       Yes
India Native Extant       Yes
Laos Native Extant Yes      
Malaysia Native Extant       Yes
Myanmar Native Extant       Yes
Nepal Native Extant       Yes
Pakistan Native Extant       Yes
Thailand Native Extant       Yes
Vietnam Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Cambodia Phnom Aural site factsheet
Cambodia Phnom Samkos site factsheet
Laos Dong Ampham site factsheet
Laos Eastern Bolikhamxay Mountains site factsheet
Laos Hin Namno site factsheet
Laos Khammouan Limestone site factsheet
Laos Nakai-Nam Theun site factsheet
Laos Nam Et site factsheet
Laos Nam Ha site factsheet
Laos Nam Xam site factsheet
Laos Phou Loeuy site factsheet
Laos Upper Xe Bangfai site factsheet
Nepal Annapurna Conservation Area site factsheet
Nepal Dang Deukhuri foothill forests and west Rapti wetlands site factsheet
Nepal Langtang National Park site factsheet
Nepal Mai Valley forests site factsheet
Nepal Makalu Barun National Park site factsheet
Nepal Phulchoki Mountain forests site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist major resident
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits (min) 305 m

Utilisation

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Aethopyga saturata. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/12/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/12/2014.

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 (Hodgson, 1836)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 1,680,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species