Espanola Mockingbird Mimus macdonaldi

Family: Mimidae (Mockingbirds and thrashers)

Authority: Ridgway, 1890

Red List Category

Criteria: D1+2

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Justification of Red List category
This little-known species is classified as Vulnerable because its very small population is restricted to two small islands and is thus inherently susceptible to stochastic events and human activities. In particular, it may be threatened by extreme climatic events, which regularly occur in this region, as well as the possibility of introduction of pest species. Any evidence of increases in climate variability, or the arrival of invasive pests to occupied islands, should lead to re-appraisal of its status.

Population size: 600-1700

Population trend: Unknown

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 80 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Mimus macdonaldi. Downloaded from on 25/01/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 25/01/2021.