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St Lucia Black Finch Melanospiza richardsoni



Family: Thraupidae (Tanagers)

Authority: (Cory, 1886)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Endangered because it has a very small population; suitable habitat is declining through clearance for agriculture and introduced predators are also reducing numbers.



Population size: 250-999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 380 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Melanospiza richardsoni. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/12/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/12/2018.