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Red-fronted Rosefinch Carpodacus puniceus

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 altitudinal migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 3,490,000
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) 4.1 - - -
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.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Bhutan Native Extant        
China (mainland) Native Extant        
India Native Extant        
Kazakhstan Native Extant Yes      
Kyrgyzstan Native Extant       Yes
Nepal Native Extant        
Pakistan Native Extant        
Tajikistan Native Extant Yes      
Turkmenistan Native Extant        

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Kazakhstan Big Almaty Gorge site factsheet
Nepal Annapurna Conservation Area site factsheet
Nepal Kanchenjungha Conservation Area site factsheet
Nepal Langtang National Park site factsheet
Nepal Makalu Barun National Park site factsheet
Nepal Sagarmatha National Park site factsheet
Nepal Shey-Phoksundo National Park site factsheet
Tajikistan Bulunkul and Yashilkul lakes and mountains site factsheet
Tajikistan Drumkul Lake site factsheet
Tajikistan Dzhavshangoz site factsheet
Tajikistan Rangkul valley (Rangkul & Shorkul Lakes) site factsheet
Tajikistan Zorkul Nature Reserve (Lake Victoria) site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) major resident
Altitude 3900 - 5700 m Occasional altitudinal limits (min) 1500 m

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Carpodacus puniceus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2014.

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 (Blyth, 1845)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 3,490,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species