Guadalupe Caracara Caracara lutosa


Justification of Red List Category
This species was endemic to Guadalupe Island, Mexico, but has been driven Extinct due to persecution by settlers. It was last recorded in 1903.

Population justification
None remain.

Distribution and population

Caracara lutosa was endemic to Isla Guadalupe, Mexico. It is now extinct and was last recorded in 1903 (Howell and Cade 1953).


It is likely to have occurred throughout the island in open habitats.


The island was once heavily vegetated, but grazing by goats has almost entirely denuded it (Jehl 1983). However, the primary cause of the species's decline was direct persecution by settlers (Greenway 1967).


Text account compilers
Brooks, T., Khwaja, N., Mahood, S., Martin, R

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Caracara lutosa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/11/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/11/2019.