VU
Green Avadavat Amandava formosa



Family: Estrildidae (Waxbills, grass finches, munias and allies)

Authority: (Latham, 1790)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd

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Justification of Red List category
This colourful finch is listed as Vulnerable because it has a rapidly declining population, owing to widespread trapping for the cagebird trade, compounded by habitat loss and degradation through agricultural intensification.



Population size: 6000-15000

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 721,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Amandava formosa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016.