This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.
Serinus striolatus and S. whytii (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) have been lumped as S. striolatus following Dowsett and Forbes-Watson (1993) who include striolatus as a subspecies of S. whytii. The southern form whytii differs from other members of striolatus in its yellow throat, forehead and supercilium, wing-fringes and tail-fringes. However, the yellow coloration can only be scored once as a major difference, and other differences are not apparent.
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Serinus striolatus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/07/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/07/2016.
This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Not Recognised|
|Family||Fringillidae (Finches and Hawaiian honeycreepers)|
|Species name author||(Rüppell, 1840)|