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

Twite - Carduelis flavirostris (Linnaeus, 1758)

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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 9 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
Wintering habitats
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • grassland
Natura 2000 species code A367


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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
DE2210401 Germany Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer und angrenzendes Küstenmeer Map
DE3532401 Germany Vogelschutzgebiet Drömling Map
DE5314303 Germany NSG Krombachtalsperre Map
FI0403001 Finland Kirkkojärvi Map
IT1160021 Italy Gruppo del Tenibres Map
SKUEV0380 Slovakia Tematinske vrchy Map
DE0916491 Germany Ramsar-Gebiet S-H Wattenmeer und angrenzende Küstengebiete Map
PLB080004 Poland Dolina Środkowej Odry Map
AT1202V00 Austria March-Thaya-Auen Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Berghänfling German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Fanello nordico Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Frater Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Linotte à bec jaune French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pardillo Piquigualdo Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pintarrôxo-de-bico-amarelo Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Sárgacsõrû kenderike Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Twite English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Vinterhämpling Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Vuorihemppo Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Acanthis flavirostris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Fringilla flavirostris 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:16620 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
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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Phone: +45 3336 7100