Sierra Nevada Brush-finch Arremon basilicus

Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)

Authority: (Bangs, 1898)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Near Threatened because it has a potentially small population, found in one subpopulation. Within its range there has been increasing levels of habitat destruction and so, while population declines have not been actively recorded, the species is suspected to be in decline. Therefore, the species is thought to approach the threshold for Vulnerable under criterion C2a(ii), and so is listed as Near Threatened.

Population size: 10000-19999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 8,200 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Arremon basilicus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/01/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/01/2023.