Santa Marta Warbler Myiothlypis basilica

Family: Parulidae (New World warblers)

Authority: (Todd, 1913)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(i,ii,iii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Vulnerable because its range is estimated to be small, fragmented and declining owing to ongoing deforestation of its montane forest habitat. Its population size is unknown, but if future surveys reveal large and stable populations in high montane habitats that are less threatened by deforestation, it could qualify for downlisting to Near Threatened.

Population size: 600-1700

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 4,200 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Myiothlypis basilica. Downloaded from on 20/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 20/10/2021.