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Red-backed Sierra-finch Phrygilus dorsalis

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 -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 187,000 medium
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) 3.8 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'uncommon' (Stotz et al. 1996).
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
Argentina Native Extant       Yes
Bolivia Native Extant       Yes
Chile Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Argentina Bolsón de Pipanaco site factsheet
Argentina Caspala y Santa Ana site factsheet
Argentina El Infiernillo site factsheet
Argentina Lagunillas site factsheet
Argentina Luracatao y Valles Calchaquíes site factsheet
Argentina Monumento Natural Laguna de Los Pozuelos site factsheet
Argentina Parque Provincial La Florida site factsheet
Argentina Parque Provincial Los Ñuñorcos y Reserva Natural Quebrada del Portugués site factsheet
Argentina Reserva Natural de La Angostura site factsheet
Argentina Reserva Provincial Olaroz-Cauchari site factsheet
Argentina Salar del Hombre Muerto site factsheet
Argentina Sierra de Santa Victoria site factsheet
Argentina Sierra de Zenta site factsheet
Argentina Sistema de lagunas de Vilama-Pululos site factsheet
Argentina Socompá-Llullaillaco site factsheet
Chile Inacaliri - Linzor - El Tatio site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude major resident
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) major resident
Altitude 4000 - 4500 m Occasional altitudinal limits (min) 3700 m

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Phrygilus dorsalis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2014.

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 Emberizidae (Buntings, American sparrows and allies)
Species name author Cabanis, 1883
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 187,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species