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Jameson's Firefinch Lagonosticta rhodopareia

Justification
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Taxonomic note
Lagonosticta rhodopareia and L. umbrinodorsalis (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) are currently lumped into L. rhodopareia, while retaining virata (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) as a separate species contra Dowsett and Forbes-Watson (1993) who lump all three taxa into L. rhodopareia. This treatment is under review by the BirdLife Taxonomic Working Group.

Population justification
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common or locally common (Clement 1999).

Trend justification
The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Text account compilers
Ekstrom, J., Butchart, S.

IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Lagonosticta rhodopareia. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/04/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/04/2014.

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 (Heuglin, 1868)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 2,610,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
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