LC
Montezuma Oropendola Psarocolius montezuma



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
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.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2018 Least Concern
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 not a migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,250,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor estimated 2009
Population trend Stable suspected -
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) 4.6 - - -

Population justification: Partners in Flight estimate the total population to number 50,000-499,999 individuals (A. Panjabi in litt. 2008).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Belize N Extant Yes
Costa Rica N Extant Yes
Guatemala N Extant Yes
Honduras N Extant Yes
Mexico N Extant Yes
Nicaragua N Extant Yes
Panama N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Belize Belize Coastal and near shore islands
Belize Crooked Tree and associated wetlands
Belize Maya Mountains and southern reserves
Belize Northeastern Belize
Belize Rio Bravo CMA Gallon Jug Estate
Costa Rica Arenal-Monteverde
Costa Rica Cahuita, Gandoca-Manzanillo and Migratory Bird Corridor
Costa Rica Caribbean lowlands and wetlands
Costa Rica Central Volcanic Cordillera
Costa Rica La Amistad Caribe
Costa Rica Maleku - Caño Negro
Guatemala Candelaria - Campur
Guatemala Chiquibul
Guatemala Guatemalan Caribbean Slope
Guatemala Lachuá - Ik'bolay
Guatemala Maya - Lacandón
Guatemala Rio La Pasion
Guatemala Sacranix
Honduras Pico Bonito
Honduras Rio Platano
Honduras Tawahka
Honduras Valle de Agalta
Mexico Bosques Montanos de Zacapoaxtla y Zautla
Mexico Sierra de Zongolica y Tenango
Mexico Tlanchinol y bosques de montaña del noreste de Hidalgo
Nicaragua Apante Hill
Nicaragua Arenal Hill
Nicaragua Bluefields Bay and adjacent landscape
Nicaragua Bosawas
Nicaragua Chocoyero - El Brujo - Montibelli and adjacent landscape
Nicaragua Datanlí-El Diablo Hill
Nicaragua Dipilto-Jalapa Mountain Range
Nicaragua Domitila
Nicaragua El Jaguar
Nicaragua Escalante River-Chococente-Tecomapa
Nicaragua Esperanza Verde
Nicaragua Estero Real Delta and Apacunca Plains
Nicaragua Indio Maíz
Nicaragua Los Guatuzos
Nicaragua Miraflor
Nicaragua Miskito Keys and terrestrial landscape
Nicaragua Mombacho Volcano
Nicaragua Musun Hill
Nicaragua Peñas Blancas Massif
Nicaragua Quirragua Mountains and adjacent landscape
Nicaragua San Cristóbal-Casita-Chonco Volcanic Complex
Nicaragua Silva Hill
Nicaragua Wawashan
Panama La Amistad International Park
Panama Palo Seco Protection Forest
Panama San San Pond Sak Wetlands

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Altitude 0 - 800 m Occasional altitudinal limits (max) 1500 m

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Psarocolius montezuma. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/09/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/09/2019.