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Slaty-backed Hemispingus Poospiza goeringi



Family: Thraupidae (Tanagers)

Authority: (Sclater & Salvin, 1870)

Red List Category

Criteria: D2

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Vulnerable because it has a very small range and has recently been recorded from just two locations. An improved assessment of its range and the threats affecting montane habitats in the Cordillera de Mérida may result in a downlisting to Near Threatened.



Population size: 1500-7000

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 6,700 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Poospiza goeringi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/12/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/12/2018.