Golden Swallow Tachycineta euchrysea

Family: Hirundinidae (Swallows and martins)

Authority: (Gosse, 1847)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a small, declining population arranged in few, small subpopulations and consequently qualifies as Vulnerable. It became extinct on Jamaica at the end of the 20th century and is continuing to decline with increasing fragmentation and degradation of habitat and likely due to the impacts of introduced predators on reproduction. While the current rate of reduction is thought to be slow, previous very rapid declines indicate that there is a need for better monitoring of the remaining populations.

Population size: 2000-3000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 35,200 km2

Country endemic: no

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Tachycineta euchrysea. Downloaded from on 23/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 23/02/2024.