Protea Canary Crithagra leucoptera

Family: Fringillidae (Finches)

Authority: Sharpe, 1871

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bc+3bc+4bc

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Justification of Red List category
There have been moderately rapid declines in range and reporting rates of this species based on data from Southern African Bird Atlas Projects, and these declines may continue into the future. The rate of decline is not thought to meet the threshold for Vulnerable, but it is precautionarily considered to approach this threshold and hence the species is listed as Near Threatened.

Population size: 250000-600000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 119,000 km2

Country endemic: yes

Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Crithagra leucoptera. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/protea-canary-crithagra-leucoptera on 08/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 08/12/2023.