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White-throated Magpie-jay Calocitta formosa

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 Medium
Land mass type   Average mass 210 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 293,000 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) 6.7 - - -
Population justification: Partners in Flight estimate the total population to number 50,000-499,999 individuals (A. Panjabi in litt. 2008).
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 Deininger 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 Río Sapo/Perquín site factsheet
El Salvador San Diego and La Barra site factsheet
El Salvador San Miguel Volcano/El Jocotal Lagoon site factsheet
El Salvador San Salvador Volcano site factsheet
El Salvador San Vicente Volcano site factsheet
El Salvador The Balsam Range site factsheet
El Salvador The Volcans and San Marcelino site factsheet
Guatemala Atitlan site factsheet
Guatemala Cuilco site factsheet
Guatemala Lake Güija site factsheet
Guatemala Monterrico-Rio La Paz site factsheet
Guatemala Santiaguito Volcano (part of Guatemalan/Mexican Pacific Coastal Mountains AZE) site factsheet
Guatemala Sierra de las Minas-Motagua site factsheet
Guatemala Tacana-Tajumulco (part of Guatemalan/Mexican Pacific Coastal Mountains AZE) site factsheet
Honduras Chismuyo/Coyolito site factsheet
Honduras El Jicarito site factsheet
Honduras La Botija site factsheet
Mexico Istmo de Tehuantepec-Mar Muerto site factsheet
Nicaragua Apante Hill site factsheet
Nicaragua Chocoyero - El Brujo - Montibelli and adjacent landscape site factsheet
Nicaragua Dipilto-Jalapa Mountain Range site factsheet
Nicaragua Domitila site factsheet
Nicaragua Escalante River-Chococente-Tecomapa site factsheet
Nicaragua Estero Real Delta and Apacunca Plains site factsheet
Nicaragua Juan Venado Island site factsheet
Nicaragua Los Guatuzos site factsheet
Nicaragua Maderas Volcano site factsheet
Nicaragua Miraflor site factsheet
Nicaragua Mombacho Volcano site factsheet
Nicaragua Momotombo Volcanic Complex site factsheet
Nicaragua Musun Hill site factsheet
Nicaragua Quirragua Mountains and adjacent landscape site factsheet
Nicaragua San Cristóbal-Casita-Chonco Volcanic Complex site factsheet
Nicaragua Tisma Lagoon site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Altitude 0 - 1500 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Calocitta formosa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/07/2014.

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 Corvidae (Crows and jays)
Species name author (Swainson, 1827)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 293,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species