Common Redpoll

Acanthis flammea (Carduelis flammea)

General Status Rank: 
Secure
ELCODE: 
ABPBY06010
Common Name: 
Common Redpoll
Scientific Name: 
Acanthis flammea (Carduelis flammea)
Synonyms: 
Carduelis flammea
Naming References: 
Taxonomy
Group: 
Bird
Kingdom: 
Animalia
Phylum: 
Chordata
Class: 
Aves
Order: 
Passeriformes
Family: 
Fringillidae
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General Biology
Canada Known Subspecies Count: 
0
Reproduction Frequency Per Year: 
0

Economic/Human Considerations

Non-game species
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Habitat
ravines and rocky slopes
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Distribution

Ecozones

Arctic Cordillera, Northern Arctic, Southern Arctic, Taiga Cordillera, Taiga Plains, Taiga Shield, Boreal Plains
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Distribution

0.80 (B004); Range extent covers entire NWT mainland. Range extent visually estimated from range map (Canadian Wildlife Service ? Prairie & Northern Region 2009. Bird distributions in Nunavut & the Northwest Territories: 2009 Review.)
Score: 
G
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Winter Distribution Description: 
slightly south of northern-most breeding range

Number of Occurrences

Prob. More than 100; dispersed breeder
Score: 
DE
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Historical Distribution

Likely similar to current dist.
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Area of Occupancy

stable? Need data to confirm for NWT
Score: 
-
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Population

Population Size

PIF population estimate = 2,000,000 for most of mainland NWT. Also an estimate for BCR 3 of NWT and NU (population 6,000,000), but most of this population in NU. DD16 Accessed on <January 25, 2015>.)
Score: 
H
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Threats

Threats

Little human disturbance in the NWT, threats are thought to be low for this species.
Score: 
C
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Intrinsic Vulnerability

Limited effects of climate change likely in next 10 yrs
Score: 
-
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General Status Rank
Rank: 
Secure
Status Rank Description: 
Population widespread and abundant, CBC trend data suggest population is stable but precision of the data is low and the results can not be extrapolated to specific breeding regions so results should be interpreted with caution. Overall data suggest species is secure.
S Rank: 
S5
Decision Process Description: 
Drafted by Leslie Wakelyn and S. Carriere mostly based on printed material in 2000. Reviewed in 2005 by ENR.; Reviewed in 2010;no change; Reviewed by Emily Upham-Mills CWS in 2015, no change
Last Updated: 
February 5, 2015

References

Area of Occupancy

  • Downes, C.M., E.H. Dunn and C.M Francis (2000) Canadian Landbird Monitoring Strategy: monitoring needs and priorities into the new millenium.. Partners in Flight - Canada A 9-15 EC-CWS, Yellowknife (L. Wakelyn) - or communicate with Erica H. Dunn, CWS in Hull, QC, at erica.dunn@ec,gc,ca - LWR01 Return

Economic Status

  • Wakelyn, Leslie (2000) Pers. communication. Wildlife biologist, CWS, Yellowknife - H129 Return

Ecozones

  • Godfrey WE (1986) The Birds of Canada. National Museums of Canada Revised Edition RWED Library Call #QL685.G6 - B004 Return

Habitat

  • Godfrey WE (1986) The Birds of Canada. National Museums of Canada Revised Edition RWED Library Call #QL685.G6 - B004 Return
  • Wakelyn, Leslie (2000) Pers. communication. Wildlife biologist, CWS, Yellowknife - H129 Return

Historical Distribution

  • Wakelyn, Leslie (2000) Pers. communication. Wildlife biologist, CWS, Yellowknife - H129 Return

Intrinsic Vulnerability

  • Emily Upham-Mills and Rhiannon Pankratz (2015) e-copy - H307 Return

Naming

  • Chesser et al. (2009) Fiftieth supplement to the AOU check-list of North American birds. The Auk 126(3):705-714 - ASC12 Return

NWT Known Subspecies

Godfrey WE (1986) The Birds of Canada. National Museums of Canada Revised Edition RWED Library Call #QL685.G6 - B004 Return

Number of Occurrences

  • Carrière, S. (2000) Pers. communication. Ecosystem Management Biologist; RWED - H126 Return

Population Size

Rich, T.D., Beardmore, C.J., Berlanga, H., Blancher, P.J., Bradstreet, M.S.W., Butcher, G.S., Demarest, D.W Dunn, E.H., Hunter, W.C., Inigo-Elias, E.E., Kennedy, J.A., Martell, A.M., Panjabi, A.O.,et al. (2004) Partners in Flight North American Landbird Conservation Plan (janv-04). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithica, NY http://www.partnersinflight.org/cont_plan/default.htm - LA01 Return
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Partners in Flight Science Committee 2013. Population Estimates Database, version 2013. Available at http://rmbo.org/pifpopestimates. Accessed on <January 25, 2015>. (2013) http://rmbo.org/pifpopestimates - DD16 Return

Range Extent

  • Godfrey WE (1986) The Birds of Canada. National Museums of Canada Revised Edition RWED Library Call #QL685.G6 - B004 Return

Taxonomy

  • Godfrey WE (1986) The Birds of Canada. National Museums of Canada Revised Edition RWED Library Call #QL685.G6 - B004 Return

Threats

  • Emily Upham-Mills and Rhiannon Pankratz (2015) e-copy - H307 Return