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Pampas Meadowlark Leistes defilippii



Family: Icteridae (New World blackbirds)

Authority: (Bonaparte, 1850)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2ce+3ce+4ce;B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a small and declining population within a restricted range. Landscape conversion for agriculture is causing rapid declines in the area of suitable habitat, with inevitable impacts on population size. However, recent surveys have found higher densities than previously thought within breeding areas. It currently qualifies as Vulnerable, although future increases in the rate of decline could result in uplisting to Endangered.



Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 5,200 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Leistes defilippii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/10/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/10/2017.