LC
Socotra Sparrow Passer insularis



Family: Passeridae (Sparrows, snowfinches and allies)

Authority: Sclater & Hartlaub, 1881

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
Although this species may have a small range, it is not believed to 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 is extremeley large so does not 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.



Population size: 250000

Population trend: Stable

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 4,300 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
Land-mass type - oceanic island

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Passer insularis. 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.