Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Fringillidae > Genus: Serinus > Species: Serinus canaria

Canary - Serinus canaria (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 1 other international agreement
Reported as invasive by NOBANIS
Breeding habitats
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code A450

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
PTDES0001 Portugal Ilhas Desertas Map
PTMAD0001 Portugal Laurissilva da Madeira Map
PTMAD0002 Portugal Maciço Montanhoso Central da Ilha da Madeira Map
PTMAD0003 Portugal Ponta de S. Lourenço Map
PTMAD0005 Portugal Achadas da Cruz Map
PTMAD0006 Portugal Moledos - Madalena do Mar Map
PTMAD0007 Portugal Pináculo Map
PTPOR0001 Portugal Ilhéus do Porto Santo Map
PTPOR0002 Portugal Pico Branco - Porto Santo Map
PTZPE0041 Portugal Maciço Montanhoso Oriental da Ilha da Madeira Map
PTMAD0013 Portugal Porto Novo Map
PTMAD0012 Portugal Caniço de Baixo Map
PTMAD0015 Portugal Pico do Facho Map
PTMAD0014 Portugal Machico Map
PTMAD0011 Portugal Cabo Girão Map
PTMAD0010 Portugal Ribeira Brava Map
PTMAD0009 Portugal Paul do Mar – Jardim do Mar Map
PTZPE0063 Portugal Ilhas Desertas Map
PTZPE0064 Portugal Ponta de S. Lourenço Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Canarino Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Canário Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Canario Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Canary English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kanár divoký Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kanarek Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kanarengirlitz German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kanári Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kanarialintu Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kanarie Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kanariefågel Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Serin des Canaries French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Serinus canarius (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:16420 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Population distribution from "Birds in Europe" editions 1 and 2

These publications present a thorough and detailed review of the conservation status of European birds. Based on detailed breeding and wintering population data collected in each country, the report provides a review of the population sizes and trends of Species of European Conservation Concern.

2 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Min / Max (Units) Period Status Quality Source Published
Portugal Macaronesian 30000/60000 (pairs) - Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Spain Macaronesian 80000/90000 (pairs) - Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Source: BirdLife International

Population trends from "Birds in Europe" editions 1 and 2

These publications present a thorough and detailed review of the conservation status of European birds. Based on detailed breeding and wintering population data collected in each country, the report provides a review of the population sizes and trends of Species of European Conservation Concern.

2 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Period Status Trend Quality Source Published
Portugal Macaronesian 1970-1990 Breeding Stable, or change of less than 20% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Spain Macaronesian 1970-1990 Breeding Stable, or change of less than 20% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Source: BirdLife International
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