Forbes's Blackbird Anumara forbesi
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Family: Icteridae (New World blackbirds)

Authority: (Sclater, 1886)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v);C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a small population, with extremely small subpopulations, and overall numbers are estimated to be declining owing to brood-parasitism by the Shiny Cowbird M. bonariensis and, to a lesser extent, habitat loss and exploitation for the pet trade. It is now known from more than ten sites, but the range is very small and severely fragmented, and it is therefore listed as Endangered.

Population size: 600-1700

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 447,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Anumara forbesi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/10/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/10/2017.