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Island Canary Serinus canaria

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 Low
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 10,500 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.8 - - -
Population justification: The breeding population, which is confined to Europe, is estimated to number 20000-100000 breeding pairs, equating to 60000-300000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004).
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
Bermuda (to UK) Introduced Extant       Yes
Portugal Native Extant       Yes
Spain Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Portugal Cabeço do Fogo site factsheet
Portugal Capelinhos site factsheet
Portugal Costa das Flores site factsheet
Portugal Ilhas Desertas site factsheet
Portugal Ilhéus do Porto Santo site factsheet
Portugal Laurissilva site factsheet
Portugal Pico da Vara site factsheet
Portugal Ponta de São Lourenço site factsheet
Portugal Ponta do Pargo site factsheet
Portugal Porto Santo Oeste site factsheet
Portugal Zona Central do Pico site factsheet
Spain Arico pine woodland site factsheet
Spain El Canal y Los Tiles laurel forest site factsheet
Spain Frontera laurel forest site factsheet
Spain Garajonay National Park site factsheet
Spain La Caldera de Taburiente National Park site factsheet
Spain La Palma laurel forest site factsheet
Spain Las Vueltas, Aguas Negras and Quebradas mountains site factsheet
Spain Mountain of Agua, gully of Los Cochinos and gully of Cuevas Negras site factsheet
Spain Nizdafe plains site factsheet
Spain Pajonales, Ojeda, Inagua and La Data pine woodlands site factsheet
Spain Tamadaba pine woodland site factsheet
Spain Vilaflor pine woodland site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Forest Temperate suitable resident
Shrubland Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry 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 Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Serinus canaria. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/12/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/12/2014.

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 Least Concern
Family Fringillidae (Finches and Hawaiian honeycreepers)
Species name author (Linnaeus, 1758)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 10,500 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species