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 increasing, 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 global population is suspected to number 200 million mature individuals (Partners in Flight 2022).
The species thrives in open, degraded and converted habitats (Stouffer et al. 2020). The population appears to be increasing as deforestation is opening up new areas of suitable habitat (Stouffer et al. 2020, Partners in Flight 2022) .
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Butchart, S. & Ekstrom, J.
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Tyrannus melancholicus. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/tropical-kingbird-tyrannus-melancholicus on 30/05/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 30/05/2023.