24 Jan

The conservation status of one of Africa’s rarest finches, the elusive and threatened Shelley’s crimsonwing, was recently upgraded by BirdLife International to ENDANGERED.This will hopefully make it a bit easier to attract much needed funding for the project to do its next field study. Founded in 2005 the RFCG knows of only five photographs of the bird in the world. All of them are of male birds held in the hand.

Professor Sven Cichon

A big thanks to Professor Sven Cichon, who is based in Switzerland, for leading the motivation to have the species upgraded.
In August 2018 Birding EcoTours will be doing a special tour to the region ( Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda ) to try and find out more about the species . Please see : Birding tour Uganda: Search for Shelley’s Crimsonwing 2018


For more information please contact Eelco Meyjes from the Rare Finch Conservation Group at editor@avitalk.co.za

The Rare Finch Conservation Group is registered in South Africa as a non-profit organisation and is totally dependent on donors and sponsors to carry out its conservation work on finches. All donations will be publicly acknowledged , unless otherwise requested, on the RFCG website. Donations can be made to the following account. Rare Finch Conservation Group, Nedbank. Account number 1933 198885 Branch : Sandown 193 305 South Africa ( For international donors please add ) SWIFT NEDSZAJJ




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