Black Catbird Melanoptila glabrirostris

Family: Mimidae (Mockingbirds and thrashers)

Authority: Sclater, 1858

Red List Category

Criteria: A2c+3c+4c;B1ab(i,ii,iii)

Click here for more information about the Red List categories and criteria

Justification of Red List category
This species has a very small range which is shrinking as its habitat is cleared for resort development and coconut plantations. However, the range is not yet severely fragmented or restricted to a few locations. In addition, the loss of habitat is suspected to be driving a moderately rapid decline. For these reasons, the species is classified as Near Threatened.

Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 221,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Melanoptila glabrirostris. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/black-catbird-melanoptila-glabrirostris on 01/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 01/06/2023.