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Pacific Screech-owl Megascops cooperi

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Not Recognised
1988 Not Recognised

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 78,700 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 7 - - -
Population justification: Partners in Flight estimated the population to number fewer than 50,000 individuals (A. Panjabi in litt. 2008), thus it is placed in the band 20,000-49,999 individuals here.
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Costa Rica Native Extant       Yes
El Salvador Native Extant       Yes
Guatemala Native Extant       Yes
Honduras Native Extant       Yes
Mexico Native Extant       Yes
Nicaragua Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Costa Rica Guanacaste lowlands site factsheet
Costa Rica Nicoya Peninsula site factsheet
El Salvador Barra de Santiago site factsheet
El Salvador Cerrón Grande site factsheet
El Salvador Cinquera Forest site factsheet
El Salvador Conchagua Volcano site factsheet
El Salvador El Imposible Forest site factsheet
El Salvador Jiquilisco and Jaltepeque site factsheet
El Salvador Jucuarán Hills site factsheet
El Salvador La Joya site factsheet
El Salvador La Unión Bay site factsheet
El Salvador Lake Olomega site factsheet
El Salvador Los Cóbanos site factsheet
El Salvador San Diego and La Barra site factsheet
El Salvador San Miguel Volcano/El Jocotal Lagoon site factsheet
El Salvador The Volcans and San Marcelino site factsheet
Guatemala Manchon-Guamuchal site factsheet
Guatemala Monterrico-Rio La Paz site factsheet
Nicaragua Chocoyero - El Brujo - Montibelli and adjacent landscape site factsheet
Nicaragua Cosiguina Volcano site factsheet
Nicaragua Estero Real Delta and Apacunca Plains site factsheet
Nicaragua Maderas Volcano site factsheet
Nicaragua Mombacho Volcano site factsheet
Nicaragua Quirragua Mountains and adjacent landscape site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Swamp suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 950 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Megascops cooperi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/09/2014.

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 Strigidae (Typical Owls)
Species name author (Ridgway, 1878)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 78,700 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species