LC
Bahama Mockingbird Mimus gundlachii



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note

Taxonomic source(s)
AOU. 1998. Check-list of North American birds. American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D.C.
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.
Stotz, D. F.; Fitzpatrick, J. W.; Parker, T. A.; Moskovits, D. K. 1996. Neotropical birds: ecology and conservation. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
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Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type Average mass 67 g
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 453,000 medium
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.3 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'fairly common' (Stotz et al. (1996).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction and perhaps the subsequent spread of M. polyglottos (del Hoyo et al. 2005).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Bahamas N Extant Yes
Cayman Islands (to UK) N Extant Yes
Cuba N Extant Yes
Jamaica N Extant Yes
Turks and Caicos Islands (to UK) N Extant Yes
USA N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Turks and Caicos Islands (to UK) Wades Green and Teren Hill
Turks and Caicos Islands (to UK) Fish Ponds and Crossing Place Trail, Middle Caicos
Turks and Caicos Islands (to UK) North, Middle and East Caicos Ramsar Site
Turks and Caicos Islands (to UK) Middle Caicos Forest
Turks and Caicos Islands (to UK) East Caicos and adjacent areas
Cuba Cayos Romano - Cruz - Megano Grande
Cuba Cayería Centro - Oriental de Villa Clara
Cuba Gran Humedal del Norte de Ciego de Ávila
Bahamas Grog Pond
Bahamas South Tarpum Bay
Bahamas Long Island and Hog Cay
Bahamas Gambier Lake
Bahamas Owenstown
Bahamas Low Cay, High Cay and Sandy Hook
Bahamas Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park
Bahamas Lee Stocking Island
Bahamas Sandy Point
Bahamas Driggs Hill to Mars Bay
Bahamas Southern Great Lake
Bahamas Southern Abaco
Bahamas Stafford Creek to Andros Town
Bahamas Mangrove Cay
Bahamas Cat Island Wetlands
Jamaica Hellshire Hills
Jamaica Portland Ridge and Bight
Bahamas Allan's Cays
Bahamas Red Bays
Turks and Caicos Islands (to UK) Salt Cay Creek and Salinas

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Mimus gundlachii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/04/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/04/2021.