Jamaican Blackbird Nesopsar nigerrimus

Family: Icteridae (New World blackbirds)

Authority: (Osburn, 1859)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(i,ii,iii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is restricted to a severely fragmented habitat, and has a very small and declining range. The primary cause of this continuing decline is habitat loss owing to bauxite mining, agricultural expansion and the charcoal industry. It consequently qualifies as Endangered.

Population size: 1500-7000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 4,300 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Nesopsar nigerrimus. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/jamaican-blackbird-nesopsar-nigerrimus on 07/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 07/06/2023.