LC
Greater Pewee Contopus pertinax



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 full migrant Forest dependency High
Land mass type Average mass 27.20000076 g
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 2,250,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 1,570,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor estimated 2009
Population trend Decreasing estimated -
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 - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.5 - - -

Trend justification: The population trend is decreasing in North America (based on BBS/CBC data: Butcher and Niven 2007).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Belize N Extant
El Salvador N Extant
Guatemala N Extant
Honduras N Extant
Mexico N Extant
Nicaragua N Extant
USA N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Belize Crooked Tree and associated wetlands
Belize Maya Mountains and southern reserves
El Salvador Alotepeque Range
El Salvador La Montañona Forest
El Salvador Montecristo Forest
El Salvador Río Sapo/Perquín
Guatemala Antigua Guatemala
Guatemala Atitlan
Guatemala Cuchumatanes
Guatemala Cuilco
Guatemala Guatemalan Caribbean Slope
Guatemala Montecristo
Guatemala Santiaguito Volcano
Guatemala Sierra de las Minas - Motagua
Guatemala Yalijux
Honduras Celaque
Honduras Cerro Azul Meambar
Honduras Comayagua
Honduras Güisayote
Honduras La Botija
Honduras La Muralla and surrounding area
Honduras La Tigra
Honduras Montaña de Yoro
Honduras Sierra de Agalta
Honduras Sierra de Omao - Cusuco
Mexico Bahia de Ceuta-Cospita
Mexico Bosque La Primavera
Mexico Bosques Montanos de Zacapoaxtla y Zautla
Mexico Carricitos-Cacaxtla-Río Piaxtla
Mexico Cerro El Viejo – Puerto Purificación
Mexico Corredor de Barrancas de la Sierra Madre Occidental
Mexico Papigochi
Mexico Parque Natural Sierra Nanchititla
Mexico Quebradas de Sinaloa, Nayarit y Durango
Mexico Selvas Naryaritas
Mexico Sierra de Atoyac y Bosques de Niebla de la Costa Grande
Mexico Sierra de Petatlán
Mexico Sierra de Zongolica y Tenango
Mexico Tlanchinol y bosques de montaña del noreste de Hidalgo
Nicaragua Dipilto-Jalapa Mountain Range
Nicaragua Miraflor

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major breeding
Altitude 250 - 3500 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Contopus pertinax. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/05/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/05/2019.