Black-bellied Seedeater Sporophila melanogaster

Family: Thraupidae (Tanagers)

Authority: (Pelzeln, 1870)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(iii); C1+2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is suspected to have a small population size with a single subpopulation. It is suspected to be undergoing a continuing decline at a rate of at least 10% over three generations as a result of trapping and habitat loss, largely due to conversion to agriculture and encroachment of invasive grasses. During the breeding season, it occupies a small range, in which habitat is thought to be declining in extent and quality. For these reasons, the species is listed as Near Threatened.

Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 17,800 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Sporophila melanogaster. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/03/2023.