Gran Canaria Blue Chaffinch Fringilla polatzeki

Family: Fringillidae (Finches and Hawaiian honeycreepers)

Authority: (Hartert, 1905)

Red List Category

Criteria: D

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Justification of Red List category

This species has a small population, and a small, fragmented range, and is currently restricted to two locations. However, it is not declining, and although its core population halved in 2008 following a forest fire in 2007, it had recovered to pre-fire levels by 2011, and has continued to increase since then. For these reasons, it is classified as Endangered.

Population size: 50-249

Population trend: Increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 60 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Fringilla polatzeki. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/09/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/09/2021.