This species has declined rapidly in southern parts of its breeding range in recent years. Northern populations faired better but overall moderately rapid declines have been recorded. Therefore, it qualifies as Near Threatened, but if declines continue to worsen in the north of its breeding range it may warrant uplisting to Vulnerable in the future.
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Text account compilers
Benstead, P., Bird, J., Harding, M., Isherwood, I., Sharpe, C J
Buehler, D., Canterbury, R., Confer, J., Rosenberg, K., Wells, J.
IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2013) Species factsheet: Vermivora chrysoptera. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2013. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2013) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2013.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Near Threatened|
|Family||Parulidae (New World warblers)|
|Species name author||(Linnaeus, 1766)|
|Population size||mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||943,000 km2|
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