Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Fringillidae > Genus: Carduelis > Species: Carduelis citrinella

Citril Finch - Carduelis citrinella (Pallas, 1764)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU Population status
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 103 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code A623


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Threat and EU population status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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

EU population status

The status of the population at the EU level was evaluated at the species level; this was based on the reports delivered by Member States under Article 12 of the Birds Directive (see fact sheet below). The EU status assessment can cover several subspecies/subspecific population units. For more information, please consult the species fact sheet and link below.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered
Population status categories for bird species under the Birds Directive
Near Threatened, declining or depleted
Threatened (i.e. vulnerable, endangered, critically endangered, regionally extinct)
Unknown or not evaluated

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
DE8239401 Germany Geigelstein Map
DE8241401 Germany Naturschutzgebiet 'Östliche Chiemgauer Alpen' Map
DE8342301 Germany Nationalpark Berchtesgaden Map
DE8528401 Germany Naturschutzgebiet Allgäuer Hochalpen Map
DE8626401 Germany Hoher Ifen und Piesenkopf Map
ES0000003 Spain Picos de Europa Map
ES0000007 Spain Cañón del Río Lobos - ZEPA Map
ES0000010 Spain Sierra de Guadarrama - ZEPA Map
ES0000186 Spain Pinares del Bajo Alberche - ZEPA Map
ES0000189 Spain Campo Azálvaro - Pinares de Peguerinos - ZEPA Map
ES4110002 Spain Sierra de Gredos Map
ES4120012 Spain Sierra de la Demanda - ZEPA Map
ES4120030 Spain Montes Obarenes Map
ES4120031 Spain Sabinares del Arlanza - ZEPA Map
ES4130003 Spain Picos de Europa en Castilla y León Map
ES4130024 Spain Sierra de la Cabrera - ZEPA Map
ES4140011 Spain Fuentes Carrionas y Fuente Cobre-Montaña Palentina Map
ES4150006 Spain Candelario - ZEPA Map
ES4170013 Spain Sierra de Urbión Map
ES4170044 Spain Sierra del Moncayo - ZEPA Map
ES4190009 Spain Lago de Sanabria y alrededores - ZEPA Map
ES6310001 Spain Calamocarro-Benzú Map
IT1160021 Italy Gruppo del Tenibres Map
IT1160056 Italy Alpi Marittime Map
IT1160057 Italy Alte Valli Pesio e Tanaro Map
IT1201000 Italy Parco Nazionale del Gran Paradiso Map
IT1202000 Italy Parco naturale Mont Avic Map
IT1204030 Italy Val Ferret Map
IT1313712 Italy Cima di Piano Cavallo - Bric Cornia Map
IT1313776 Italy Piancavallo Map
IT1314610 Italy Monte Saccarello - Monte Fronté Map
IT1314611 Italy Monte Gerbonte Map
IT1314679 Italy Toraggio - Gerbonte Map
IT1315421 Italy Monte Toraggio - Monte Pietravecchia Map
IT2010007 Italy Palude Brabbia Map
IT2020003 Italy Palude di Albate Map
IT2030003 Italy Monte Barro Map
IT2030301 Italy Monte Barro Map
IT2040001 Italy Val Viera e Cime di Fopel Map
IT2040002 Italy Motto di Livigno - Val Saliente Map
IT2040003 Italy Val Federia Map
IT2040004 Italy Valle Alpisella Map
IT2040008 Italy Cime di Plator e Monte delle Scale Map
IT2040009 Italy Valle di Fraele Map
IT2040010 Italy Valle del Braulio - Cresta di Reit Map
IT2040012 Italy Val Viola Bormina - Ghiacciaio di Cima dei Piazzi Map
IT2040014 Italy Valle e Ghiacciaio dei Forni - Val Cedec - Gran Zebrù - Cevedale Map
IT2040016 Italy Monte di Scerscen - Ghiacciai di Scerscen - Monte Motta Map
IT2040017 Italy Disgrazia - Sissone Map
IT2040022 Italy Lago di Mezzola e Pian di Spagna Map
IT2040024 Italy da Monte Belvedere a Vallorda Map
IT2040027 Italy Valle del Bitto di Gerola Map
IT2040031 Italy Val Cervia Map
IT2040034 Italy Valle d'Arigna e Ghiacciaio di Pizzo di Coca Map
IT2040040 Italy Val Bodengo Map
IT2040044 Italy Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio Map
IT2060005 Italy Val Sedornia - Val Zurio - Pizzo della Presolana Map
IT2070012 Italy Torbiere di Val Braone Map
IT2070021 Italy Valvestino Map
IT2070302 Italy Val Caffaro Map
IT2070303 Italy Val Grigna Map
IT3120002 Italy Alta Val La Mare Map
IT3230071 Italy Dolomiti di Ampezzo Map
IT5160002 Italy Isola di Gorgona - area terrestre e marina Map
IT5160007 Italy Isola di Capraia - area terrestre e marina Map
IT5160012 Italy Monte Capanne e promontorio dell'Enfola Map
IT1315717 Italy Monte Grammondo - Torrente Bevera Map
ITB022212 Italy Supramonte di Oliena, Orgosolo e Urzulei - Su Sercone Map
IT2040042 Italy Pian di Spagna e Lago di Mezzola Map
IT2030601 Italy Grigne Map
IT1315714 Italy Monte Abellio Map
IT2010401 Italy Parco Regionale Campo dei Fiori Map
DE8330471 Germany Ammergebirge mit Kienberg und Schwarzenberg sowie Falkenstein Map
IT2040403 Italy Riserva Regionale Paluaccio di Oga Map
IT2040602 Italy Valle dei Ratti - Cime di Gaiazzo Map
IT2040401 Italy Parco Regionale Orobie Valtellinesi Map
IT1315602 Italy Pizzo d'Evigno Map
IT3120157 Italy Stelvio Map
IT1202020 Italy Mont Avic e Mont Emilius Map
IT5160102 Italy Elba orientale Map
IT3120158 Italy Adamello Presanella Map
DE8433471 Germany Estergebirge Map
DE8336471 Germany Mangfallgebirge Map
IT2070401 Italy Parco Naturale Adamello Map
IT1315503 Italy Monte Carpasina Map
IT2070402 Italy Alto Garda Bresciano Map
IT2040402 Italy Riserva Regionale Bosco dei Bordighi Map
IT3120159 Italy Brenta Map
DE8532471 Germany Naturschutzgebiet 'Schachen und Reintal' Map
IT2060401 Italy Parco Regionale Orobie Bergamasche Map
IT5160006 Italy Isola di Capraia - area terrestre e marina Map
DE8114441 Germany Südschwarzwald Map
DE7415441 Germany Nordschwarzwald Map
DE7915441 Germany Mittlerer Schwarzwald Map
IT3120166 Italy Re' di Castello - Breguzzo Map
IT3120176 Italy Monte Sadron Map
IT3120177 Italy Dolomiti di Brenta Map
IT3120175 Italy Adamello Map
IT3120165 Italy Vermiglio - Folgarida Map
AT3302000 Austria Vilsalpsee Map
AT3309000 Austria Tiroler Lech Map
AT3203010 Austria Winklmoos Map
DE8433401 Germany Karwendel mit Isar Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Citril Finch English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Citroenkanarie Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Citromcsíz Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Citronsiska Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Osetnik Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Sitruunapeippo Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Venturon montagnard French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Venturone Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Verderón Serrano Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Verdilhão-serrano Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Zitronengirlitz German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Zvonohlík citrónový Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Serinus citrinella (Pallas, 1764)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
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ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
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PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
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External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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