Warsangli Linnet Linaria johannis

Family: Fringillidae (Finches and Hawaiian honeycreepers)

Authority: (Clarke, 1919)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(iii,v);C2a(i,ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a very small range (being known from only five locations) and is assumed to have a very small population. Reports that wholesale felling of juniper woodland - possibly a key component of its habitat - has become widespread in its range have not been confirmed, but as a precaution (pending better knowledge of its habitat requirements), its population is assumed to be declining and it is treated as Endangered. However, if the population and range are proven to be stable, it should be downlisted to Vulnerable.

Population size: 250-999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 4,400 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Linaria johannis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2019.