Black-spectacled Brush-finch Atlapetes melanopsis

Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)

Authority: Valqui & Fjeldså, 2002

Red List Category

Criteria: B1b(iii,v); C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is restricted to a small range, in which suitable habitat is lost and degraded at a low level. The population size is suspected to be very small, but any population declines are assumed to be low. The species is therefore evaluated as Near Threatened.

Population size: 1500-7000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 11,100 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Atlapetes melanopsis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/02/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/02/2023.