LC
Puerto Rican Spindalis Spindalis portoricensis



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.

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

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 Not Recognised
1988 Not Recognised
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 9,900 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
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) 3.7 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common (Raffaele et al. 1998).

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
Puerto Rico (to USA) N Extant Yes
Virgin Islands (to UK) V Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Puerto Rico (to USA) Acantilados del Noroeste
Puerto Rico (to USA) Caño Tiburones
Puerto Rico (to USA) Carite
Puerto Rico (to USA) Ceiba and Naguabo
Puerto Rico (to USA) Cienaga Las Cucharillas
Puerto Rico (to USA) Cordillera Central
Puerto Rico (to USA) El Yunque
Puerto Rico (to USA) Este Central
Puerto Rico (to USA) Guaniquilla and Boquerón
Puerto Rico (to USA) Humacao
Puerto Rico (to USA) Jobos Bay
Puerto Rico (to USA) Karso del Norte
Puerto Rico (to USA) Karso del Sur
Puerto Rico (to USA) Maricao and Susúa
Puerto Rico (to USA) Salinas de Punta Cucharas
Puerto Rico (to USA) Sierra Bermeja and Laguna Cartagena
Puerto Rico (to USA) Suroeste

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Spindalis portoricensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/11/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/11/2017.