Carduelis monguilloti


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Carduelis monguilloti
Species Authority: (Delacour, 1926)
Common Name(s):
English Vietnam Greenfinch, Vietnamese Greenfinch

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.
Contributor(s): Pilgrim, J., Mahood, S. & Craik, R.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Benstead, P., Bird, J., Derhé, M.
This species has been downlisted to Least Concern as current evidence suggests that the species’s population may be increasing as the effective area, extent and/or quality of habitat increases due to expansion of scrub and pine forest following deforestation and fires.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Carduelis monguilloti is endemic to the Da Lat plateau of south Annam, Vietnam, where it is locally common. The area of suitable habitat for this species is actually thought to be increasing as a result of deforestation, which leads to increases in the area of scrub and Khasi pine Pinus kesiya forest, the growth of which is stimulated by fire (BirdLife International 2001, del Hoyo et al. 2010).

Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally common (Clement 1999).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in open pine forest, including Pinus kesiya forest, secondary growth, and forest edges near to cultivation from 1,050-1,900 m, although it has been reporteed as low as 600 m (S. Mahood in litt. 2012). As well as feeding on seeds from Pinus trees it has been seen flycatching recently hatched termites.

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Much of the Da Lat plateau is being deforested through clearance for shifting agriculture, charcoal production and logging. However, this species is suspecting to be benefiting from the increase in Pinus kesiya pine forest (as its growth is stimulated by fire clearance) and is therefore perhaps secure. Most pine forest is nevertheless allocated to production forest where logging is permitted and the potential for rapid clearance of this habitat remains.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions Underway
None is known.

Conservation Actions Proposed
Identify and monitor emerging threats to the species and its habitat. Protect areas of suitable pine forest and safeguard from clearance and degradation. Work with managers of production forests to ensure practices that benefit the species.

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Carduelis monguilloti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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