Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2012

Assessor/s
BirdLife International

Reviewer/s
Butchart, S. & Symes, A.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common (Cheke et al. 2001).

Population Trend
Stable
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Wikipedia

Gurney's sugarbird

The Gurney's sugarbird (Promerops gurneyi) is a species of bird in the Promeropidae family.

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It is found in Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, dry savanna, and Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation.

The common name and Latin binomial commemorate the British Banker and amateur ornithologist John Henry Gurney (1819-1890).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Promerops gurneyi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 153. 
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