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 Rhodopechys sanguineus

This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.

Taxonomic source(s)
AERC TAC. 2003. AERC TAC Checklist of bird taxa occurring in Western Palearctic region, 15th Draft. Available at: # _the_WP15.xls#.
Cramp, S.; Perrins, C. M. 1977-1994. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The birds of the western Palearctic. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Taxonomic note
Rhodopechys sanguineus (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) has been split into R. sanguineus and R. alienus following Kirwan et al. (2006) and Tobias et al. (2010), who split the form aliena on the basis of longer bill and tarsus (score 1) and shorter tail (score 2); face less red, none before supercilium, no pink tips to rump, less pink in wing (score 2), male with more restricted black on cap (1), chin and throat grey-white plus breast-band spotted (1), and several other differences which cannot be scored.

Rhodopechys sanguinea BirdLife International (2004), Rhodopechys sanguinea Cramp and Simmons (1977-1994), Rhodopechys sanguinea Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993), Rhodopechys sanguinea

Further web sources of information
Detailed species account from Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status (BirdLife International 2004)

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Rhodopechys sanguineus. Downloaded from on 10/02/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 10/02/2016.

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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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Not Recognised
Family Fringillidae (Finches and Hawaiian honeycreepers)
Species name author (Gould, 1838)