Balsas Screech-owl Megascops seductus

Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Authority: (Moore, 1941)

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been downlisted from Near Threatened because its range is larger than previously estimated, although its population, which may be moderately small to large, is nevertheless suspected to be in slow to moderate decline owing to on-going habitat loss and degradation. It is listed as Least Concern on the basis that it is not thought to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under any of the Red List criteria.

Population size: 13300-32700

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 118,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Megascops seductus. Downloaded from on 20/01/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 20/01/2021.