Golden-crowned Sparrow

Zonotrichia atricapilla

General Status Rank: 
Undetermined
ELCODE: 
ABPBXA4030
Common Name: 
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Scientific Name: 
Zonotrichia atricapilla
Taxonomy
Group: 
Bird
Kingdom: 
Animalia
Phylum: 
Chordata
Class: 
Aves
Order: 
Passeriformes
Family: 
Passeridae
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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
thickets and dwarf conifers
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Distribution

Ecozones

Taiga Plains, Boreal Cordillera
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Distribution

2/164(1%); Northern edge of range (B004); Range in boreal cordillera ecoregion (mid boreal), approximately 25,000 Km2. Range extent visually estimated from range map (Canadian Wildlife Service – Prairie & Northern Region 2009. Bird distributions in Nunavut & the Northwest Territories: 2009 Review.)
Score: 
F
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Winter Distribution Description: 
southern BC to southern US

Number of Occurrences

Consistent (3 years minimum) observations from Nahanni (Tlogotsho Range and Rabbitkettle Lake); Prob. accidentals at Pine Point and Yellowknife
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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

Not enough data to estimate population size. (Partners in Flight Science Committee 2013. Population Estimates Database, version 2013. Available at http://rmbo.org/pifpopestimates. Accessed on <January 25, 2015>.)
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Threats

Threats

none known

Intrinsic Vulnerability

Limited effects of climate change likely in next 10 yrs
Score: 
-
General Status Rank
Rank: 
Undetermined
Status Rank Description: 
Insufficent data to reliably rank this species therefore ranked as undetermined.
S Rank: 
SU
Decision Process Description: 
Drafted as undetermined by Leslie Wakelyn and S. Carriere mostly based on printed material in 2000; Modified as secure in 2005 by Craig Machtans and L. Armer - based on printed material, observations in the NWT Bird Checklist Survey and some field research.; Reviewed in 2010;no change; Reviewed by Emily Upham-Mills CWS in 2015, modified from secure to undetermined (error correction)
Last Updated: 
February 4, 2015

References

Area of Occupancy

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

Number of Occurrences

  • Canadian Wildlife Service (2005) NWT/NU Bird Checklist Survey database. Environment Canada / Canadian Wildlife Service Yellowknife http://www.pnr-rpn.ec.gc.ca/nature/migratorybirds/nwtbcs/index.en.html - LA20 Return

Population Size

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