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Saltmarsh Sparrow Ammospiza caudacuta
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Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)

Authority: (Gmelin, 1788)

Red List Category

Criteria: B2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Vulnerable because new analysis suggests that it has a small and severely fragmented range, and the area of suitable habitat is declining. Urban development is the main cause of this decline.



Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 241,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Nearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Ammospiza caudacuta. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2017.