Serinus striolatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Serinus striolatus
Species Authority: (Rüppell, 1840)
Common Name(s):
English Streaky Seedeater
French Serin strié
Taxonomic Notes: Serinus striolatus and S. whytii (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) have been lumped as S. striolatus following Dowsett and Forbes-Watson (1993) who include striolatus as a subspecies of S. whytii. The southern form whytii differs from other members of striolatus in its yellow throat, forehead and supercilium, wing-fringes and tail-fringes. However, the yellow coloration can only be scored once as a major difference, and other differences are not apparent.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-11-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S.
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 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.
2012 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Kenya; Malawi; Rwanda; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Citation: BirdLife International 2013. Serinus striolatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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