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Puerto Rican Tody Todus mexicanus

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
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 not a migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type   Average mass 5.9 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 8,800 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.1 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'common' (Stotz et al. (1996).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to predation by introduced Indian mongooses, habitat destruction and increasing use of non-shade coffee plantations (del Hoyo et al. 20010.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Puerto Rico (to USA) Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Puerto Rico (to USA) Acantilados del Noroeste site factsheet
Puerto Rico (to USA) Caño Tiburones site factsheet
Puerto Rico (to USA) Carite site factsheet
Puerto Rico (to USA) Ceiba and Naguabo site factsheet
Puerto Rico (to USA) Cordillera Central site factsheet
Puerto Rico (to USA) El Yunque site factsheet
Puerto Rico (to USA) Este Central site factsheet
Puerto Rico (to USA) Guaniquilla and Boquerón site factsheet
Puerto Rico (to USA) Humacao site factsheet
Puerto Rico (to USA) Jobos Bay site factsheet
Puerto Rico (to USA) Karso del Norte site factsheet
Puerto Rico (to USA) Karso del Sur site factsheet
Puerto Rico (to USA) Maricao and Susúa site factsheet
Puerto Rico (to USA) Salinas de Punta Cucharas site factsheet
Puerto Rico (to USA) Sierra Bermeja and Laguna Cartagena site factsheet
Puerto Rico (to USA) Suroeste site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Todus mexicanus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Todidae (Todies)
Species name author Lesson, 1838
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 8,800 km2
Country endemic? Yes
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species