Tamaulipas Pygmy-owl Glaucidium sanchezi

Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Authority: Lowery & Newman, 1949

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been uplisted to Near Threatened as it almost meets the requirements for listing as threatened under criterion B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v). Remapping of the species's range has resulted in a smaller extent of occurrence (EOO) than was previously thought. Habitat loss owing to logging is thought to be causing a decline in area of occupancy (AOO) and area, extent and/or quality of habitat and a suspected ongoing population decline. Should new evidence suggest that the population is severely fragmented or the species is known from 10 locations or less it would warrant uplisting to Vulnerable.

Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 27,800 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Glaucidium sanchezi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/05/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/05/2019.