Overview

Distribution

Range

Arid Asia Minor; winters to sw Arabia and ne Africa.
  • Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Carpospiza brachydactyla

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 2 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

CTAAGCCTCCTTATTCGAGCAGAACTAGGACAACCCGGAGCCCTCCTAGGAGAC---GACCAAGTATACAACGTAGTTGTCACAGCCCATGCTTTCGTGATAATCTTCTTCATAGTTATACCGATTATAATCGGAGGGTTCGGAAACTGACTAGTCCCCCTAATA---ATCGGAGCCCCAGACATAGCATTCCCCCGAATAAACAATATAAGCTTTTGACTACTCCCCCCATCCTTCCTCCTCCTACTAGCATCTTCCACAGTAGAAGCAGGGGCAGGAACCGGCTGAACAGTATACCCACCACTAGCCGGCAACCTAGCTCATGCAGGAGCATCAGTCGACTTA---GCAATTTTTTCACTACACCTAGCTGGTATCTCCTCCATTCTAGGAGCAATCAACTTCATCACAACAGCAATCAACATAAAACCCCCTGCCCTGTCACAGTACCAAACCCCCTTATTCGTATGATCCGTCCTAATCACTGCAGTACTTCTCCTTCTATCCCTACCCGTCCTGGCAGCA---GGCATCACAATACTGCTAACAGACCGCAACCTCAACACTACATTCTTCGACCCCGCAGGAGGAGGAGACCCAGTCCTATAC---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------CNA
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Carpospiza brachydactyla

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 6
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2012

Assessor/s
BirdLife International

Reviewer/s
Butchart, S. & Symes, A.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is very large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
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Status in Egypt

Accidental visitor.

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Population

Population
In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 7,000-18,000 breeding pairs, equating to 21,000-54,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004). Europe forms 5-24% of the global range, so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is 0.875-1.08 million individuals, although further validation of this estimate is needed.

Population Trend
Stable
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Wikipedia

Pale rockfinch

The pale rockfinch or pale rock sparrow (Carpospiza brachydactyla) is a small sparrow found in the Middle East and Central Asia. It is the only member of the genus Carpospiza. Some authorities include it in the genus Petronia.[2] Others have placed it in the finch family due to some similarities in behaviour and form, but the anatomy of its tongue exhibits characteristic sparrow features.[2][3]

The countries in which it occurs are Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.[1] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and temperate grassland.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Petronia brachydactyla". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Summers-Smith, J. Denis (2009). "Family Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)". In del Hoyo, Josep; Elliott, Andrew; Christie, David. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 14: Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-84-96553-50-7. 
  3. ^ Bock, W. (2004). "Affinities of Carpospiza brachydactyla (Passeriformes; Passeridae)". Journal of Ornithology 145 (3). doi:10.1007/s10336-004-0034-9.  edit
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