Blue Mockingbird Melanotis caerulescens
Version: 1.0 — Published December 24, 2014
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Bluee Mockingbird has a large geographic range. The population trend has not been quantified, and it may be in decline, but nonetheless its IUCN Red List conservation status is evaluated as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2014). Subspecies longirostris is subject to special protection under Mexican law, however, because it is an endemic subspecies confined to an island group (Islas Marías).
The relative abundance of Blue Mockingbird is assessed as fairly common to common (Howell and Webb 1995).
Effects of human activity on populations
Habitat destruction or degradation may jeopardize the viability of populations of Blue Mockingbird. The endemic subspecies longirostris of the Tres Marías Islands is particularly vulnerable to the effects of human activity.