Eremopsaltria mongolicus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Eremopsaltria mongolicus
Species Authority: (Swinhoe, 1870)
Common Name(s):
English Mongolian Finch, Mongolian Trumpeter Finch
Bucanetes mongolicus AERC TAC (2003)
Bucanetes mongolicus mongolicus Cramp and Simmons (1977-1994)
Rhodopechys mongolica BirdLife International (2004)
Rhodopechys mongolica Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993)
Taxonomic Notes: Gender agreement of species name follows David and Gosselin (2002b). Rhodopechys mongolicus (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) has been transferred into the newly erected genus Eremopsaltria following Kirwan and Gregory (2005) who argue that all four 'desert-finches' warrant treatment within their own monospecific genera (though note Kirwan and Gregory 2005 treat mongolicus initially as a member of Bucanetes).

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 an extremely 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 has not been quantified, but it is not believed to 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]

Afghanistan; Armenia (Armenia); Azerbaijan; China; India; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Mongolia; Nepal; Russian Federation; Tajikistan; Turkey; Uzbekistan
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified. In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 520-5,000 breeding pairs, equating to 1,560-15,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004), but Europe forms <5% of the global range.
For further information about this species, see 22720520_eremopsaltria_mongolicus.pdf.
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Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Eremopsaltria mongolicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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