Crithagra buchanani (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) was previously placed in the genus Serinus following Sibley & Monroe (1990, 1993).
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.
Red List criteria met
Red List history
IUCN Red List criteria met and history
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Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as scarce (Clement 1999).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.
Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Crithagra buchanani. Downloaded from
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Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org on 26/09/2023.