Black-spectacled Brush-finch Atlapetes melanopsis

Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)

Authority: Valqui & Fjeldså, 2002

Red List Category

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

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Justification of Red List category
The known range of this species is very small, and ongoing threats to remaining habitat suggest that there is a continuing decline in range and numbers. It therefore qualifies as Endangered.

Population size: 1500-7000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 7,200 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Atlapetes melanopsis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/10/2021.