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The complete list of Rare Finches as listed by Birdlife International in their publication titled :
Threatened Birds of the World

- AFRICA - ASIA - AUSTRALIA AND AUSTRALASIA - CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
- EUROPE - NORTH AMERICA - OTHER REGION
AFRICA
  NAME REGION POP EST CLASS PAGE REF
Anambra Waxbill
Estrilda poliopareia
Nigeria 999-250 Vulnerable 597
Bannerman's Weaver
Ploceus bannermani
Nigeria 10000-down Vulnerable 601
Bate's Weaver
Ploceus batesi
Nigeria 2499-1000-down Endangered 602
Clarke's Weaver
Ploceus golandi
Kenya 4000-2000-down Endangered 603
Gola Malimba
Malimbus ballmanni
Sierra Leone/Liberia 10000-down Endangered 606
Golden-Naped Weaver
Ploceus aureonucha
DRC 999-250-down Endangered 604
Ibadan Malimbe
Malimbus ibadanensis
Nigeria 999-250-down Endangered 606
Kilombero Weaver
Ploceus burnier
Tanzania 10000-2500-down Vulnerable 603
Loango Weaver
Ploceus subpersonatus
Gabon/Congo/DRC 10000-2500-down Vulnerable 602
Mauritius Fody
Foudia rubra
Mauritius 250-210-down Critical 607
Rodrigues Fody
Foudia flavicans
Rodrigues 911-1200 up Vulnerable 608
Sao Tomé Grosbeak
Neospiza concolo
Sao Tome 50 Critical 593
Seychelles Fody
Foudia sechellarum
Seychelles 3260-stable Vulnerable 607
Shelley's Crimson-wing
Cryptospiza shelleyi
DRC/Rwanda/Burundi/Uganda 10000-2500-down Vulnerable 596
Usambara Weaver
Ploceus nicolli
Tanzania 2499-1000-down Endangered 605
Yellow-legged Weaver
Ploceus flavipes
DRC 10000-2500-down Endangered 605
Yellow-Throated Serin
Serinus flavigula
Ethiopia 999-250 Vulnerable 592
ASIA
  NAME REGION POP EST CLASS PAGE REF
Black-breasted Parrotbill
Paradoxornis flavirostris
India 10000-2500-down Vulnerable 469
Green Avadavat
Amandava formosa
Asia 10000-down Vulnerable 597
Green-faced Parrotfinch
Erythrura viridifacies
Phillippines 10000-down Vulnerable 598
Grey-banded Munia
Lonchura vana
Indonesia 10000-down Vulnerable 600
Grey-hooded Parrotbill
Paradoxornis zappeyi
China 10000-2500-down Vulnerable 469
Java Sparrow
Padda oryzivora
Indonesia 10000-2500 down Vulnerable 600
Rufous-backed Bunting
Emberiza jankowskii
Russia/China 10000-2500-down Vulnerable 539
Rusty-throated Parrotbill
Paradoxornis przewalskii
China 10000-2500-down Vulnerable 470
Timor Sparrow
Padda fuscata
East Timor/Indonesia 10000-down Vulnerable 601
Yellow Bunting
Emberiza sulphurata
Japan/Philippines 10000-2500-down Vulnerable 540
Yellow Weaver
Ploceus megarhynchus
India/Nepal 10000-2500-down Vulnerable 604
AUSTRALIA AND AUSTRALASIA
  NAME REGION POP EST CLASS PAGE REF
Gouldian Finch
Erythrura gouldiae
Australia 2500 + Near threatened
Pink-billed Parrotfinch
Erythrura kleinschmidti
Fiji 999-250 Endangered 599
Red-eared firetail
Emblema oculata
South West 388
Royal Parrotfinch
Erythrura regia
Vanuata 9999-2500 Vulnerable 598
Star finch
Neochmia ruficauda
South West Australia 391
Yellow rumped mannikin
Lonchura flaviprymna
Northwest and northern Australia 432
CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
  NAME REGION POP EST CLASS PAGE REF
Black-and-tawny Seedeater
Sporophila nigrorufa
Bolivia/Brazil 999-250-down Vulnerable 553
Black-masked Finch
Coryphaspiza melanotis
Peru/Bolovia/Brazil 10000-down Vulnerable 546
Black-spectacled Brush-finch
Atlapetes melanops
Peru 10000-2500 Vulnerable 544
Buffy-fronted Seedeater
Sporophila frontalis
Brazil/Argentina 10000-2500 down Vulnerable 551
Chestnut Seedeater
Sporophila cinnamomea
Argentina/Uruguay/Paragua 10000-2500-down Vulnerable 554
Cinereous Warbling-finch
Poospiza cinerea
Brazil 10000-down Vulnerable 551
Cochabamba Mountain-finch
Poospiza garleppi
Bolovia 4000-400-down Endangered 550
Cocos Finch
Pinaroloxias inornata
Costa Rica 10000-down Vulnerable 557
Cuban Sparrow
Torreornis inexpectata
Cuba 999-250-down Endangered 542
Entre Rios Seedeater
Sporophila zelichi
Argentina 249-50-down Critical 554
Grey-winged Inca-finch
Incaspiza ortizi
Peru 10000-stable Vulnerable 548
Guadalupe Junco
Junco insularis
Mexico 100-50-down Critical 541
Hooded Seedeater
Sporophila melanops
Brazil 50 ? Critical 552
Mangrove Finch
Camarhynchus heliobates
Ecuador 110-down Critical 556
Marsh Seedeater
Sporophila palustris
Brazil/Argentina/Uruguay 2499-1000-down Endangered 553
Medium tree-finch
Camarhynchus pauper
Ecuador 2499-1000 Vulnerable 556
Pale-headed Brush-finch
Atlapetes pallidiceps
Ecuador 32-10-down Critical 543
Plain-tailed Warbling-finch
Poospiza alticola
Peru 2499-1000-down Endangered 549
Red Siskin
Carduelis cucullata
Venezuala/Colombia/Puerto Rico 999-250-down Endangered 594
Rufous-breasted Warbling-finch
Poospiza rubecula
Peru 2499-1000-down Endangered 549
Safron Siskin
Carduelis siemiradzkii
Ecuador/Peru 10000-2500-down Vulnerable 594
Sierra Madra Sparrow
Xenospiza baileyi
Mexico 10000-2500-down Vulnerable 541
Slender-billed Finch
Xenospingus concolor
Peru/Chile 10000-2500-down Vulnerable 548
St Lucia Black Finch
Melanospiza richardsoni
St Lucia island 999-250-down Endangered 555
Tanager-finch
Oreothraupis arremonops
Colombia/Equador 10000-down Vulnerable 545
Temminck's Seedeater
Sporophila falcirostris
Brazil/Paraguay/Argentina 10000-2500-down Vulnerable 552
Tucaman Mountain-finch
Poospiza baeri
Argentina/Bolovia 10000-2500-down Vulnerable 550
Tumaco Seedeater
Sporophila insulata
Colombia 999-250-down Critical 555
Worthen's Sparrow
Spizella wortheni
Mexico 120-100-down Endangered 542
Yellow Cardinal
Gubernatrix cristata
Argentina/Uruguay 10000-2500 Vulnerable 545
Yellow-faced Siskin
Carduelis yarrellii
Venezuala 10000-down Vulnerable 593
Yellow-green Finch
Pselliophorus luteoviridis
Panama 10000-stable Vulnerable 544
Yellow-headed Brush-finch
Atlapetes flaviceps
Colombia 999-250-down Endangered 543
EUROPE
  NAME REGION POP EST CLASS PAGE REF
Azores Bullfinch
Pyrrhula murina
Azores islands (Portugal ) 296-157 Endangered 596
Blue Chaffinch
Fringilla teydea
Canary islands (Spain ) 2740-1800 Conservation Dependant 627
NORTH AMERICA
  NAME REGION POP EST CLASS PAGE REF
'Akeke'e
Loxops caeruleirostris
Hawaiian Islands 5066 Endangered 583
Akepa
Loxops coccineus
Hawaiian Islands 14000 Down Endangered 583
Laysan Finch
Telespiza cantans
Hawaiian Islands 20000-5000 Vulnerable 576
Maui Parrotbill
Pseudonestor xanthophrys
Hawaiian Islands 500 Critical 578
Nihoa Finch
Telespiza ultima
Hawaiian Islands 6686-946 Critical 576
O'U
Psittirostra psittacea
Hawaiian Islands 50 Critical 577
Palila
Loxioides bailleui
Hawaiian Islands 5685-1584 Endangered 577
OTHER REGION
  NAME REGION POP EST CLASS PAGE REF
Gough Bunting
Rowettia goughensis
Tristan da Cunha 3000 Vulnerable 546
Grosbeak Bunting
Nesospiza wilkinsi
Tristan da Cunha 500 Vulnerable 547
Socotra Bunting
Emberiza socotrana
Yemen 2499-1000 Vulnerable 540
Tristan Bunting
Nesospiza acunhae
Tristan da Cunha 30000 Vulnerabe 547

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