Carpodacus erythrinus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Carpodacus erythrinus
Species Authority: (Pallas, 1770)
Common Name(s):
English Common Rosefinch, Scarlet Rosefinch

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2014-07-24
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J. & Symes, A.
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). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is extremely 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.
2012 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Afghanistan; Armenia (Armenia); Austria; Azerbaijan; Bahrain; Belarus; Belgium; Bulgaria; China; Czech Republic; Denmark; Egypt; Estonia; Finland; France; Georgia; Germany; Hong Kong; India; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Japan; Kazakhstan; Korea, Democratic People's Republic of; Kuwait; Kyrgyzstan; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Latvia; Lithuania; Mongolia; Montenegro; Myanmar; Nepal; Netherlands; Norway; Oman; Pakistan; Poland; Qatar; Romania; Russian Federation; Saudi Arabia; Serbia (Serbia); Slovakia; Slovenia; Sweden; Switzerland; Tajikistan; Thailand; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Ukraine; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States (Georgia); Uzbekistan; Viet Nam
Croatia; Cyprus; Faroe Islands; Greece; Hungary; Jordan; Korea, Republic of; Luxembourg; Malta; Morocco; Portugal; Seychelles; Spain; Sri Lanka; Syrian Arab Republic; Taiwan, Province of China
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Population [top]

Population: In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 3,000,000-6,100,000 breeding pairs, equating to 9,000,000-18,300,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004). Europe forms 5-24% of the global range, so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is 37,500,000-366,000,000 individuals, although further validation of this estimate is needed. National population sizes have been estimated at c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs, c.1,000-10,000 individuals on migration and c.50-1,000 wintering individuals in China and c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs and c.1,000-10,000 individuals on migration in Russia (Brazil 2009).
For further information about this species, see 22720556_carpodacus_erythrinus.pdf.
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Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Citation: BirdLife International 2014. Carpodacus erythrinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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