|Scientific Name:||Megascops nudipes|
|Species Authority:||(Daudin, 1800)|
Otus nudipes Stotz et al. (1996)
Otus nudipes Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993)
Otus nudipes BirdLife International (2004)
|Taxonomic Source(s):||del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Butchart, S. & Symes, A.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J., Khwaja, N. & Symes, A.|
Although this species may have a small range, it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
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|Range Description:||Megascops nudipes occurs on Puerto Rico (to U.S.A.) (del Hoyo et al. 1999). The subspecies newtoni, from Puerto Rico's offshore islands and the Virgin Islands (to U.S.A.) is likely extinct on Vieques and is very rare and declining on the Virgin Islands (Raffaele et al. 1998, Konig and Weick 2008).|
Regionally extinct:Virgin Islands, British; Virgin Islands, U.S.
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|Population:||The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'common' (Stotz et al. (1996).|
Trend Justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Citation:||BirdLife International. 2016. Megascops nudipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22688891A93210689.Downloaded on 17 January 2017.|
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