This species is listed as Near Threatened because it has a small range, in which it faces the limited threats of habitat clearance and degradation owing primarily to agricultural encroachment and logging, but is not severely fragmented, and it is thought to have a moderately small and declining population. The terrain in the areas it occupies is likely to prevent serious damage to its habitat, but this requires close monitoring.
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Isherwood, I., O'Brien, A., Taylor, J.
Cruz, J., Cruz-Nieto, M.Á., Escarcega-Bencomo, M., Gonzalez-Bernal, M., Lammertink, M., Torres, F., Torres, F., Vega-Picos, X., Vidal, R., Villar-Rodriguez, C.
BirdLife International (2015) Species factsheet: Cyanocorax dickeyi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2015. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2015) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2015.
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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|Current IUCN Red List category||Near Threatened|
|Family||Corvidae (Crows and jays)|
|Species name author||Moore, 1935|
|Population size||10000-19999 mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||13,400 km2|
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