Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Fringillidae > Genus: Fringilla > Species: Fringilla teydea > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Fringilla teydea polatzeki Hartert, 1905

Blue Chaffinch - Fringilla teydea Webb, Berthelot & Moquin-Tandon, 1841

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 8 are designated for this species
Natura 2000 species code A449


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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
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
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
ES0000041 Spain Ojeda, Inagua y Pajonales Map
ES0000095 Spain Tigaiga Map
ES0000107 Spain Montes y cumbre de Tenerife Map
ES0000110 Spain Ayagaures y Pilancones Map
ES0000111 Spain Tamadaba Map
ES0000113 Spain Macizo de Tauro Map
ES7020054 Spain Corona Forestal Map
ES0000346 Spain Tamadaba Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Blå bofink Swedish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Blå Bogfinke Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Blauwe vink Dutch EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Blue Chaffinch English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Canary Island Chaffinch English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Fringuello di Teide Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Kanarianpeippo Finnish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Pinson bleu French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Pinzón del Teide Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Teidefink German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Tentilhão-azul Portuguese EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
No synonyms available.

Other resources

Bird action plan
EURing code:16370 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF search 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

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