Carduelis citrinella


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Carduelis citrinella
Species Authority: (Pallas, 1764)
Common Name(s):
English Alpine Citril Finch, Citril Finch
Serinus citrinella BirdLife International (2004)
Taxonomic Notes: Serinus citrinella (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) has been split into citrinella and corsicana following Sangster et al. (2002) and moved to the genus Carduelis following Dickinson (2003).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Ekstrom, J., Butchart, S.
This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is very large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Andorra; Austria; Czech Republic; France; Germany; Italy; Liechtenstein; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Montenegro; Serbia (Serbia); Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Switzerland
Belgium; Poland; Portugal
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Population [top]

Population: The breeding population, which is confined to Europe, is estimated to number 250,000-320,000 breeding pairs, equating to 750,000-960,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004).
For further information about this species, see 22720062_carduelis_citrinella.pdf.
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Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Carduelis citrinella. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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