Yellow cardinal (Gubernatrix cristata) is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae. Sometimes classified in the bunting and American sparrow family Emberizidae, more recent studies have shown it to belong with the tanagers. It is the only member of its genus, Gubernatrix.
Gough finch or Gough bunting (Rowettia goughensis) is endemic to Gough Island of the Tristan da Cunha group (St Helena, UK) in the South Atlantic Ocean. The population was estimated at approximately 200 pairs in 1974 and 1,500 pairs in 1991, but recent surveys of breeding territories in 2007 suggest a population of just 400 – 500 pairs.
Gough finch or Gough bunting (Rowettia goughensis) population has collapsed and it is on the verge of extinction due to the introduced population of house mice (Mus musculus), noted for its unusual aggressiveness, competing with the birds for food and eating their eggs and nestlings. Consequently, it was uplisted to Critically Endangered in 2008.
Wilkins’s finch (Nesospiza wilkinsi) lives only on two islands in two islands in the Tristan da Cunha archipelago in the British Overseas territory of Saint Helena. It is among 15 species most at risk according to a new study.
Inaccessible Island finch (Nesospiza acunhae), also known as the Inaccessible Bunting or Tristan bunting, is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae (formerly in Emberizidae). It is endemic to Inaccessible Island of the Tristan da Cunha archipelago where its natural habitats are temperate shrubland and subantarctic grassland. It is threatened by habitat loss. lowland male by Peter Ryan.
Long-tailed reed finch (Donacospiza albifrons) is a species of bird traditionally placed in the Emberizidae family. It has been suggested though that its nearest relations may be the finch-like tanagers of the genus Poospiza in the family Thraupidae.