Saint Lucia Black Finch Melanospiza richardsoni

Family: Thraupidae (Tanagers)

Authority: (Cory, 1886)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Endangered because it has a very small population; suitable habitat is declining through clearance for agriculture and ongoing degradation whilst introduced predators are also reducing numbers.

Population size: 250-999 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 380 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Melanospiza richardsoni. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/saint-lucia-black-finch-melanospiza-richardsoni on 26/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 26/02/2024.