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Red Siskin Spinus cucullatus



Family: Fringillidae (Finches and Hawaiian honeycreepers)

Authority: (Swainson, 1820)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2d

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Endangered because it is undergoing a very rapid population decline as a result of trapping for the cagebird trade (Collar et al. 1992). Its population is now severely fragmented in much of its historic range, although the recent discovery of a new population in Guyana has resulted in a revision of its overall population size.



Population size: 1500-7000

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 611,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Spinus cucullatus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2016.