|Scientific Name:||Serinus atrogularis|
|Species Authority:||(Smith, 1836)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Serinus atrogularis and S. reichenowi (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) are recognised as separate species, contra Dowsett and Forbes-Watson (1993). East African reichenowi is specifically distinct from Central African atrogularis (which it approaches or contacts in western Kenya) on account of: white vs grey forehead and supercilium (3); white chin, throat and breast vs marbled blackish-and-white throat and blackish breast (3); no broad white tips to inner vanes of rectrices (but also not present on some other forms of atrogularis); broader streaking on crown with whiter background, producing stronger pattern (2).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
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.
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Native:Angola (Angola); Botswana; Burundi; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Gabon; Kenya; Lesotho; Namibia; Rwanda; South Africa; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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|Population:||The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common in the south of its range (Clement 1999).|
Trend Justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Citation:||BirdLife International. 2013. Serinus atrogularis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T22731333A50442946.Downloaded on 31 August 2016.|
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