Costa Rican Ground-sparrow Melozone cabanisi

Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)

Authority: Sclater & Salvin, 1868

Red List Category

Criteria: B1b(iii,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is restricted to a small range. Despite its tolerance of habitat conversion, it is increasingly threatened by land-use change for urban developments, which is causing slow population declines. The species is therefore listed as Near Threatened.

Population size: 20000-49999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 5,300 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Melozone cabanisi. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/costa-rican-ground-sparrow-melozone-cabanisi on 30/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 30/09/2023.