CR (PE)
Jamaican Poorwill Siphonorhis americana



Family: Caprimulgidae (Nightjars)

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)

Red List Category

Criteria: D

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Justification of Red List category
This species has not been recorded since 1860, and it may have been driven to extinction by introduced mongooses and rats, whose effect may have been exacerbated by habitat destruction. However, it cannot yet be presumed to be Extinct because there have been recent unconfirmed reports, and surveys may possibly have overlooked this nocturnal species. Any remaining population is likely to be tiny, and for these reasons it is treated as Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct).



Population size: 1-49

Population trend: Unknown

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Siphonorhis americana. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/07/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/07/2017.