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This species qualifies as Endangered because it has a very small range, within which its habitat is declining in extent, area and quality. These reductions have probably resulted in a population decline.
AOU. 1998. Check-list of North American birds. American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D.C.
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.
Stotz, D. F.; Fitzpatrick, J. W.; Parker, T. A.; Moskovits, D. K. 1996. Neotropical birds: ecology and conservation. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
14.5 cm. Boldly patterned, black-and-white warbler. Adult, blackish hood, upperparts and breast-band. Greyish on flanks with rest of underparts white. Broad white eye-ring. White tips to outertail feathers. Immature similar but brownish, dingier, and has small whitish spot by bill. Frequently cocks tail. Voice Rising series of notes increasing in volume and ending emphatically.
Andrle, R. F.; Andrle, P. R. 1976. The Whistling Warbler of St Vincent, West Indies. Condor 78: 236-243.
Carr, M.; Foster, J.; Gittings, T.; Morris, R. 1990. St Vincent Whistling Warbler expedition.
Raffaele, H.; Wiley, J.; Garrido, O.; Keith, A.; Raffaele, J. 1998. Birds of the West Indies. Christopher Helm, London.
Text account compilers
Isherwood, I., Pople, R., Sharpe, C J, Wege, D.
IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Catharopeza bishopi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/04/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/04/2014.
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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|Current IUCN Red List category||Endangered|
|Family||Parulidae (New World warblers)|
|Species name author||(Lawrence, 1878)|
|Population size||2000-3300 mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||80 km2|
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