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Syrian Serin Serinus syriacus

IUCN Red List Criteria

Critically Endangered  
Endangered  
Vulnerable C1 

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Vulnerable
2008 Vulnerable
2004 Vulnerable
2000 Lower Risk/Near Threatened
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Near Threatened

Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type continent
Average mass 11.7 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 7,400 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 15,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 2500-9999 medium Estimated 1999
Population trend Decreasing medium -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.8 - - -
Population justification: The population is placed in the band 2,500-9,999 mature individuals, equating to 3,750-14,999 individuals in total, rounded here to 3,500-15,000 individuals.
Trend justification: There are no new data on population trends, but the species is suspected to be in decline at a moderately rapid rate, owing to the synergistic effects of drought and grazing.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Egypt Native Extant   Yes    
Iraq Native Extant   Yes    
Israel Native Extant     Yes Yes
Jordan Native Extant     Yes Yes
Lebanon Native Extant     Yes Yes
Palestinian Authority Territories Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Syria Native Extant Yes      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Jordan Dana site factsheet
Jordan Petra site factsheet
Lebanon Hima Anjar - Kfar Zabad site factsheet
Lebanon Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve site factsheet
Lebanon Shouf Cedars Nature Reserve site factsheet
Lebanon Tannourine Nature Reserve site factsheet
Lebanon Upper Mountains of Akkar-Donnieh site factsheet
Syria Abu Zad site factsheet
Syria Mount Hermon site factsheet
Syria Wadi al-Qarn - Burqush site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry major breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major non-breeding
Shrubland Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation major breeding
Shrubland Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation major non-breeding
Altitude 900 - 1800 m Occasional altitudinal limits (max) 1900 m

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Agriculture & aquaculture Livestock farming & ranching / Small-holder grazing, ranching or farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Whole (>90%) Rapid Declines High Impact: 8
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Biological resource use Hunting & trapping terrestrial animals / Intentional use (species is the target) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Unknown Unknown
Stresses
Species mortality
Biological resource use Logging & wood harvesting / Unintentional effects: (subsistence/small scale) [harvest] Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Whole (>90%) Negligible declines Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation
Climate change & severe weather Droughts Timing Scope Severity Impact
Past, Likely to Return Majority (50-90%) Rapid Declines Past Impact
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation

Utilisation

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Serinus syriacus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/12/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/12/2014.

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 Vulnerable
Family Fringillidae (Finches and Hawaiian honeycreepers)
Species name author Bonaparte, 1851
Population size 2500-9999 mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 7,400 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species