Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula

Family: Icteridae (New World blackbirds)

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)

Red List Category

Criteria: A4ad

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Justification of Red List category
The species has undergone a population reduction of about 50% since 1970 (Rosenberg et al. 2016). Even though the rate of decline appears to be slowing down recently and the species's range might be larger than previously assumed, the population reduction is projected to continue. It is therefore precautionarily listed as Near Threatened.

Population size: 69000000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 12,100,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Realm - Nearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Quiscalus quiscula. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/common-grackle-quiscalus-quiscula on 05/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 05/12/2023.