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Crimson Seedcracker Pyrenestes sanguineus

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
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 -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 429,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as uncommon or scarce (Clement 1999).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Burkina Faso Native Extant       Yes
Côte d'Ivoire Native Extant       Yes
Gambia Native Extant       Yes
Guinea Native Extant       Yes
Guinea-Bissau Native Extant       Yes
Liberia Native Extant       Yes
Mali Native Extant       Yes
Senegal Native Extant       Yes
Sierra Leone Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Côte d'Ivoire Azagny National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Bossematie Forest Reserve site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Comoe National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Yapo and Mambo Forest Reserves site factsheet
Gambia Islands of the Central River Division site factsheet
Guinea Gangan Foret Classe site factsheet
Guinea Mafou site factsheet
Guinea Massif du Ziama site factsheet
Guinea-Bissau Lagoas de Cufada site factsheet
Liberia Cape Mount site factsheet
Liberia Grebo site factsheet
Liberia Nimba mountains site factsheet
Liberia Wologizi mountains site factsheet
Liberia Wonegizi mountains site factsheet
Liberia Zwedru site factsheet
Senegal Parc National de Basse Casamance site factsheet
Senegal Parc National du Niokolo-Koba site factsheet
Sierra Leone Gola Forest Reserve site factsheet
Sierra Leone Kambui Hills Forest Reserve site factsheet
Sierra Leone Western Area Peninsula Non-hunting Forest Reserve site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Pyrenestes sanguineus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/11/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/11/2014.

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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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Estrildidae (Waxbills, grass finches, munias and allies)
Species name author Swainson, 1837
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 429,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change