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Hooded Grosbeak Coccothraustes abeillei

Alayna Carter
Version: 1.0 — Published August 1, 2014


The IUCN Red List status of Hooded Grosbeak is Least Concern (BirdLife International 2014); its large distribution (251,000 km2), stable population trend, and population estimate of 20,000-49,999 do not meet the threshold for Vulnerable (BirdLife International 2014). Hooded Grosbeak is considered a tropical resident of high tri-national concern (Mexico-U.S.-Canada), however, to Partners in Flight (Berlanga et al. 2010). The distribution of this species primarily is within Mexico, and based on determinations of habitat loss, Berlanga et al. (2010) estimated that 15-49% of the population has been lost in Mexico during the last century, and it is likely that similar rates of loss have occurred throughout the species’ range.

Komar (1998) considered the species to be in danger of extirpation in El Salvador.

Effects of human activity on populations

The Hooded Grosbeak faces heightened risk because of its specialization on threatened tropical highland forest habitats. The primary threat to this species is loss of this habitat type due to unsustainable logging, wood harvesting, and livestock grazing. It also faces future threats from climate change.

Recommended Citation

Carter, A. (2014). Hooded Grosbeak (Coccothraustes abeillei), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.hoogro1.01