Somali Grosbeak Rhynchostruthus louisae

Family: Fringillidae (Finches and Hawaiian honeycreepers)

Authority: Lort Phillips, 1897

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Near Threatened because of concerns that it is has a moderately small population which may be declining owing to habitat degradation and drought. However it is very poorly known and field research is urgently needed to accurately assess its threat status.

Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 38,600 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Rhynchostruthus louisae. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/11/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/11/2019.