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Henslow's Sparrow Passerculus henslowii



Family: Passerellidae ()

Authority: (Audubon, 1829)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bc+3bc+4bc

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Justification of Red List category
This species has declined significantly over the last three decades owing to the loss and degradation of its grassland habitats. Although recent population trends are unclear, it is precautionarily listed as Near Threatened as a result of suspected moderately rapid population declines. Nevertheless, further information on the apparently positive trends observed since the establishment of the Conservation Reserve Programme may in due course lead to its reclassification as Least Concern, assuming those grasslands are not converted to agriculture due to commodity prices.



Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 1,670,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Realm - Nearctic
Land-mass type - continent
USFWS - Bird of Conservation Concern
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Passerculus henslowii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2016.