Justification of Red List Category
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is extremely large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.
Pipilo maculatus is distributed throughout western U.S.A. and extreme southwestern Canada, as well as patchily in Mexico and Guatemala (del Hoyo et al. 2011). The subspecies consobrinus, endemic to Mexico's Guadalupe Island, is considered extinct, having not been recorded since the late 1800s (Kaeding 1905).
Text account compilers
Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J., Khwaja, N. & Hardenbol, A.
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Pipilo maculatus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/10/2021.