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Scaly-breasted Thrasher Margarops fuscus
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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 High
Land mass type   Average mass 67.74 g


  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 5,500 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 Unknown -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.3 - - -
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 trend is difficult to determine because of uncertainty over the impacts of habitat modification on population sizes.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Antigua and Barbuda Native Extant       Yes
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (to Netherlands) Native Extant       Yes
Curaçao (to Netherlands) Native Extant       Yes
Dominica Native Extant       Yes
Grenada Native Extant       Yes
Guadeloupe (to France) Native Extant       Yes
Martinique (to France) Native Extant       Yes
Montserrat (to UK) Native Extant       Yes
Sint Maarten (to Netherlands) Native Extant       Yes
St Kitts and Nevis Native Extant       Yes
St Lucia Native Extant       Yes
St Martin (to France) Native Extant       Yes
St Vincent and the Grenadines Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Antigua and Barbuda Christian Valley site factsheet
Antigua and Barbuda Wallings Forest site factsheet
Dominica Morne Diablotin National Park site factsheet
Dominica Morne Trois Pitons National Park site factsheet
Dominica Point Des Foux site factsheet
Guadeloupe (to France) Forestry massif of Basse-Terre island site factsheet
Guadeloupe (to France) îlets de la Petite-Terre site factsheet
Guadeloupe (to France) Pointe des Châteaux site factsheet
Martinique (to France) Forêts du Nord et de la Montagne Pelée site factsheet
Martinique (to France) Grand Macabou site factsheet
Martinique (to France) Mangrove de Fort de France site factsheet
Martinique (to France) Massif forestier entre Le Diamant et les Trois-Îlets site factsheet
Martinique (to France) Pitons du Carbet site factsheet
Martinique (to France) Presqu'île de la Caravelle site factsheet
Montserrat (to UK) Centre Hills site factsheet
Montserrat (to UK) Northern Forested Ghauts site factsheet
Montserrat (to UK) South Soufriere Hills site factsheet
St Kitts and Nevis St. Kitts Central Forest Reserve site factsheet
St Lucia Government Forest Reserve site factsheet
St Lucia Mandele Dry Forest site factsheet
St Lucia North-east coast site factsheet
St Lucia Pitons Management Area site factsheet
St Martin (to France) Pic Paradis site factsheet
St Vincent and the Grenadines Colonarie Forest Reserve site factsheet
St Vincent and the Grenadines Cumberland Forest Reserve site factsheet
St Vincent and the Grenadines Dalaway Forest Reserve site factsheet
St Vincent and the Grenadines Kingstown Forest Reserve site factsheet
St Vincent and the Grenadines La Soufrière National Park site factsheet
St Vincent and the Grenadines Mount Pleasant Forest Reserve site factsheet
St Vincent and the Grenadines Richmond Forest Reserve 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 suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 900 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Margarops fuscus. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016.

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 Mimidae (Mockingbirds and thrashers)
Species name author (M
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Unknown
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 5,500 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species