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Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus
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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 19.6 g


  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 6,820,000
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 - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.3 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified. In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 11,000-21,000 breeding pairs, equating to 33,000-63,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004), but Europe forms <5% of the global range.
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
Afghanistan Native Extant       Yes
Algeria Native Extant       Yes
Armenia Native Extant Yes      
Austria Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Azerbaijan Native Extant       Yes
Bahrain Vagrant Extant Yes      
Bulgaria Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Chad Native Extant       Yes
Cyprus Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Denmark Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Djibouti Native Extant       Yes
Egypt Native Extant       Yes
Ethiopia Native Extant       Yes
France Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Germany Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Gibraltar (to UK) Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Greece Vagrant Extant   Yes    
India Native Extant       Yes
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant       Yes
Iraq Native Extant       Yes
Israel Native Extant Yes      
Italy Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Jordan Native Extant       Yes
Kazakhstan Native Extant Yes      
Kuwait Native Extant       Yes
Kyrgyzstan Native Extant Yes      
Lebanon Native Extant       Yes
Libya Native Extant       Yes
Mali Native Extant       Yes
Malta Native Extant       Yes
Mauritania Native Extant       Yes
Morocco Native Extant       Yes
Niger Native Extant       Yes
Oman Native Extant       Yes
Pakistan Native Extant       Yes
Palestinian Authority Territories Native Extant       Yes
Portugal Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Qatar Native Extant     Yes  
Saudi Arabia Native Extant       Yes
Spain Native Extant       Yes
Sudan Native Extant     Yes  
Syria Native Extant       Yes
Tunisia Native Extant       Yes
Turkey Native Extant Yes      
Turkmenistan Native Extant Yes      
United Arab Emirates Native Extant   Yes    
United Kingdom Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Uzbekistan Native Extant Yes      
Western Sahara Native Extant Yes      
Yemen Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Afghanistan Registan desert site factsheet
Algeria Belezma site factsheet
Algeria Béni Abbès site factsheet
Algeria Parc National de l'Ahaggar site factsheet
Algeria Parc National du Tassili N'Ajjer site factsheet
Chad Tibesti massif site factsheet
Djibouti Lac Abhé site factsheet
Egypt Ain Sukhna site factsheet
Egypt Gebel Elba site factsheet
Egypt Gebel Maghara site factsheet
Egypt Nabq Protected Area site factsheet
Egypt Quseima site factsheet
Egypt St Katherine Protectorate site factsheet
Egypt The Abraq area site factsheet
Egypt Wadi Gerafi site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Kavir region site factsheet
Jordan Burqu' site factsheet
Jordan Dana site factsheet
Jordan Hisma Basin - Rum site factsheet
Jordan Shaumari site factsheet
Jordan Wadi Mujib site factsheet
Lebanon Semi Deserts of Ras Baalbek site factsheet
Libya Nefhusa site factsheet
Mali Aguelhok site factsheet
Mauritania Arâguîb el Jahfa site factsheet
Mauritania Banc d'Arguin National Park site factsheet
Mauritania Chegga site factsheet
Mauritania El Ghallâouîya site factsheet
Mauritania El Mréiti site factsheet
Mauritania Ibi (Graret el Frass) site factsheet
Mauritania Kediet ej Jill site factsheet
Mauritania Tamreïkat site factsheet
Mauritania Tinigart site factsheet
Mauritania Wad Initi site factsheet
Mauritania Wagchogda site factsheet
Morocco Baie d'Ad Dakhla site factsheet
Morocco Dakhla area site factsheet
Morocco Jbel Krouz site factsheet
Morocco Merzouga/Tamezguidat site factsheet
Morocco Msseyed site factsheet
Morocco Oued Mird site factsheet
Morocco Parc National de Souss-Massa and Aglou site factsheet
Morocco Parc National du Haut Atlas Oriental site factsheet
Morocco Piste de Tagdilt site factsheet
Morocco Region Fouchal - Matarka site factsheet
Morocco Tamri and Imsouane site factsheet
Niger NNR Aïr - Ténéré site factsheet
Spain Alhamilla mountain range-Campo de Níjar plain site factsheet
Spain Cuchillete de Buenavista-gully of La Torre-Los Alares site factsheet
Spain Fausilla mountains site factsheet
Spain Gully of Ajuí-Betancuria site factsheet
Spain La Almenara mountain range-Cape Cope site factsheet
Spain Morro Tabaiba-Morro de los Rincones-Vallebrón mountains site factsheet
Spain Mountain range and saltpans at Cabo de Gata site factsheet
Spain Muela mountain range and Cape Tiñoso site factsheet
Spain Peninsula of Jandía site factsheet
Spain Plains of Mareta-Hoya de la Yegua site factsheet
Spain Tabernas desert site factsheet
Tunisia Bouhedma site factsheet
Tunisia Gafsa site factsheet
Tunisia Jbil site factsheet
Tunisia Sebkhet en Noual site factsheet
Tunisia Sebkhet Sidi Mansour site factsheet
Turkey İron Marshes site factsheet
Turkey Nemrut Volcano site factsheet
Turkey Southern Euphrates Valley and Birecik Plains site factsheet
Yemen Ma'rib - Naqil Fardah - Baraqish site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Desert Hot major resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Altitude 0 - 1700 m Occasional altitudinal limits  


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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Bucanetes githagineus. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016.

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 Least Concern
Family Fringillidae (Finches and Hawaiian honeycreepers)
Species name author (Lichtenstein, 1823)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 6,820,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change
- 2015 European Red List assessment