LC
Red-faced Warbler Cardellina rubrifrons



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.
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.
Stotz, D. F.; Fitzpatrick, J. W.; Parker, T. A.; Moskovits, D. K. 1996. Neotropical birds: ecology and conservation. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
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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 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency High
Land mass type Average mass 10 g
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 542,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 895,000 medium
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor estimated 2009
Population trend Decreasing 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 - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4 - - -

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
El Salvador N Extant
Guatemala N Extant
Honduras N Extant
Mexico N Extant
USA N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Guatemala Atitlan
Guatemala Cuilco
Guatemala Yalijux
Guatemala Antigua Guatemala
Guatemala Montecristo
El Salvador Montecristo Forest
El Salvador The Volcans and San Marcelino
Mexico Acahuizotla - Agua del Obispo
Mexico Cebadillas
Mexico Cerros de San Cristóbal de las Casas
Mexico Coalcomán - Pómaro
Mexico El Carricito
Mexico El Tacaná
Mexico El Triunfo
Mexico Guacamayita
Honduras Güisayote
Mexico La Cima
Mexico La Malinche
Mexico Las Bufas
Mexico Maderas Chihuahua
Mexico Mesa de Guacamayas
Mexico Montañas del Norte de Chiapas
Mexico Monte Escobedo
Honduras Celaque
Mexico Nevado de Colima
Honduras Sierra de Omao - Cusuco
Mexico Omiltemi
Honduras La Tigra
Mexico Tlaxiaco
Mexico Lago de Pátzcuaro
Honduras Comayagua
Mexico Piélagos
Mexico Tancítaro
Mexico Tacámbaro
Honduras La Botija
Mexico Sur del Valle de México
Mexico Río Presidio - Pueblo Nuevo
Mexico Sierra Norte
Mexico Sierra de Valparaiso
Mexico Sierra de Miahuatlán
Mexico Sierra de Taxco - Nevado de Toluca
Mexico Sierra de Manantlán
Mexico Sierra Chincua
Mexico Sierra de Atoyac y Bosques de Niebla de la Costa Grande
Mexico Tlanchinol y bosques de montaña del noreste de Hidalgo
Mexico Bosque La Primavera
Mexico Bosques Montanos de Zacapoaxtla y Zautla
Mexico Sierra de Zongolica y Tenango
Mexico Corredor de Barrancas de la Sierra Madre Occidental
Mexico Selvas Nayaritas
Mexico Parque Natural Sierra Nanchititla
Mexico Quebradas de Sinaloa, Nayarit y Durango
Mexico Sierra de Petatlán

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major non-breeding
Altitude 1500 - 3100 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Cardellina rubrifrons. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/10/2021.