LC
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
AERC TAC. 2003. AERC TAC Checklist of bird taxa occurring in Western Palearctic region, 15th Draft. Available at: #http://www.aerc.eu/DOCS/Bird_taxa_of _the_WP15.xls#.
Cramp, S. and Simmons, K.E.L. (eds). 1977-1994. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The birds of the western Palearctic. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
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.

IUCN Red List criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency does not normally occur in forest
Land-mass type Average mass 20 g
Range

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 23,100,000 km2
Extent of Occurrence (non-breeding) 24,000,000 km2
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size unknown - - -
Population trend stable - suspected -
Generation length 4.3 years - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified.  In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 10,500-21,400 pairs, which equates to 21,000-42,900 mature individuals (BirdLife International 2015), but Europe forms <5% of the global range.

Trend justification: The global population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.  The very small European population is estimated to be decreasing by less than 25% in 12.9 years (three generations) (BirdLife International 2015).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Presence Origin Resident Breeding visitor Non-breeding visitor Passage migrant
Afghanistan extant native yes
Algeria extant native yes
Armenia extant native yes
Austria extant vagrant yes
Azerbaijan extant native yes
Bahrain extant vagrant yes
Bulgaria extant vagrant yes
Chad extant native yes
Cyprus extant vagrant yes
Denmark extant vagrant yes
Djibouti extant native yes
Egypt extant native yes
Ethiopia extant native yes
France extant vagrant yes
Germany extant vagrant yes
Gibraltar (to UK) extant vagrant yes
Greece extant vagrant yes
India extant native yes
Iran, Islamic Republic of extant native yes
Iraq extant native yes
Israel extant native yes
Italy extant vagrant yes
Jordan extant native yes
Kazakhstan extant native yes
Kuwait extant native yes
Kyrgyzstan extant native yes
Lebanon extant native yes
Libya extant native yes
Mali extant native yes
Malta extant native yes
Mauritania extant native yes
Morocco extant native yes
Niger extant native yes
Oman extant native yes
Pakistan extant native yes
Palestine extant native yes
Portugal extant vagrant yes
Qatar extant native yes
Saudi Arabia extant native yes
Spain extant native yes
Sudan extant native yes
Syria extant native yes
Tunisia extant native yes
Türkiye extant native yes
Turkmenistan extant native yes
United Arab Emirates extant native yes
United Kingdom extant vagrant yes
Uzbekistan extant native yes
Western Sahara extant native yes
Yemen extant native yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Spain Alhamilla mountain range-Campo de Níjar plain
Spain Peninsula of Jandía
Djibouti Lac Abhé
Algeria Belezma
Algeria Béni Abbès
Algeria Parc National du Tassili N'Ajjer
Algeria Parc National de l'Ahaggar
Egypt Nabq Protected Area
Egypt Gebel Elba
Egypt The Abraq area
Egypt St Katherine Protectorate
Egypt Gebel Maghara
Egypt Quseima
Egypt Wadi Gerafi
Egypt Ain Sukhna
Libya Nefhusa
Morocco Jbel Krouz
Morocco Piste de Tagdilt
Morocco Merzouga/Tamezguidat
Morocco Oued Mird
Morocco Msseyed
Morocco Baie d'Ad Dakhla
Morocco Dakhla area
Mali Aguelhok
Mauritania Tamreïkat
Mauritania Chegga
Mauritania El Mréiti
Mauritania Kediet ej Jill
Mauritania El Ghallâouîya
Mauritania Banc d'Arguin National Park
Mauritania Ibi (Graret el Frass)
Mauritania Arâguîb el Jahfa
Mauritania Wagchogda
Mauritania Tinigart
Mauritania Wad Initi
Niger NNR Aïr - Ténéré
Chad Tibesti massif
Tunisia Bouhedma
Tunisia Steppe de Gafsa
Tunisia Sebkhet Ennoual
Tunisia Sebkhet Sidi Mansour
Tunisia Jbil
Afghanistan Registan desert
Iran, Islamic Republic of Kavir region
Jordan Wadi Mujib
Jordan Dana
Jordan Burqu'
Yemen Ma'rib - Naqil Fardah - Baraqish
Jordan Hisma Basin - Rum
Jordan Shaumari
Türkiye Southern Euphrates Valley and Birecik Plains
Türkiye Nemrut Volcano
Türkiye İron Marshes
Lebanon Semi Deserts of Ras Baalbek
Spain Fausilla mountains
Spain Muela mountain range and Cape Tiñoso
Spain La Almenara mountain range-Cape Cope
Spain Mountain range and saltpans at Cabo de Gata
Spain Tabernas desert
Spain Plains of Mareta-Hoya de la Yegua
Spain Morro Tabaiba-Morro de los Rincones-Vallebrón mountains
Spain Cuchillete de Buenavista-gully of La Torre-Los Alares
Spain Gully of Ajuí-Betancuria
Spain Llano Grande - Malpaís Grande - Malpaís Chico
Niger Termit Mountains

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Desert Hot major resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Altitude 0 - 1700 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Sport hunting/specimen collecting - - non-trivial recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Bucanetes githagineus. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/trumpeter-finch-bucanetes-githagineus on 04/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 04/03/2024.