Rufous-winged Sunbird

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The Rufous-winged Sunbird is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Rufous-winged Sunbird (Nectarinia rufipennis) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is endemic to Tanzania. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes. It is threatened by habitat loss. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Nectarinia rufipennis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007. More

* Rufous-winged Sunbird, Cinnyris rufipennis * Oustalet's Sunbird, Cinnyris oustaleti * White-breasted Sunbird, Cinnyris talatala * Variable Sunbird, Cinnyris venustus * Dusky Sunbird, Cinnyris fuscus * Ursula's Sunbird, Cinnyris ursulae * Bates' Sunbird, Cinnyris batesi More

rufous-winged sunbird (Cinnyris rufipennis), all of which survive in small forest remnants. Other sunbirds treated as Near Threatened are the plain-backed sunbird (Anthreptes reichenowi), the red-throated sunbird (Anthreptes rhodolaema), Ursula's sunbird (Cinnyris ursulae), Neergaard's sunbird (Cinnyris neergaardi), Moreau's sunbird (Cinnyris moreaui), the gray-hooded sunbird (Aethopyga primigenius), the Apo sunbird (Aethopyga boltoni), and Lina's sunbird (Aethopyga linaraborae). Among the spiderhunters, only Whitehead's spiderhunter (Arachnothera juliae), restricted to the uplands of Borneo, is of any conservation concern. More

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Rufous-winged Sunbird Nectarinia rufipennis 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Vulnerable Justification This species has a small range, being known from only eight forest areas, varying considerably in size (3-250 km2), within the Udzungwa Mountains. Suitable habitat both within and outside protected areas is declining in extent and quality as a result of forest clearance and degradation. More

Stamps showing Rufous-winged Sunbird Cinnyris rufipennis Rufous-winged Sunbird Cinnyris rufipennis Distribution map for Rufous-winged Sunbird, range 212.046 Rufous-winged Sunbird IOC v2.4: 8888 Links will open countrypage in new window - Tanzania 25.03. More

partridge, rufous-winged sunbird and the African tailor bird, others include African Marabou, Ruppell More

The Rufous-winged Sunbird has a small range and is known from less than ten locations in the Udzungwa Mountains. It occurs in Mwanihana and Iwonde forests in Udzungwa Mountains National Park, in forests at Ukami, Ndundulu and Nymbanitu in the West Kilombero Scarp Forest Reserve, and in Katemele, Kiranzi-Kitungulu and Udzungwa Scarp Forest Reserves. Although it may be assumed that suitable habitat occurs in intervening, non-protected areas, continuing deforestation and forest degradation is a considerable threat. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Nectariniidae
Genus : Nectarinia
Species : rufipennis
Authority : Jensen, 1983