Order
Passeriformes
Family
Mimidae
Genus
Melanotis
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SPECIES

Blue Mockingbird Melanotis caerulescens

Haley Vaseghi, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, and Marîa del Coro Arizmendi
Version: 1.0 — Published December 24, 2014

Conservation

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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.

Recommended Citation

Vaseghi, H., C. A. Soberanes-González, C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, and M. d. C. Arizmendi (2014). Blue Mockingbird (Melanotis caerulescens), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.blumoc.01