Xolmis salinarum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Xolmis salinarum
Species Authority: Nores & Yzurieta, 1979
Common Name(s):
English Salinas Monjita
Neoxolmis salinarum BirdLife International (2004)
Neoxolmis salinarum salinarum BirdLife International (2000)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Contributor(s): Mazar Barnett, J.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Capper, D., Mahood, S., O'Brien, A., Sharpe, C J, Symes, A.
This species is classified as Near Threatened as it has a moderately small range. The population is assumed to be currently stable, but any indication of increasing threats to the species may result in its uplisting to a higher category of threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Neoxolmis salinarum is locally uncommon to fairly common around Salinas Grandes and Salinas de Ambargasta, north-west Argentina (north-west Córdoba, extreme south Catamarca, south-west Santiago del Estero and east La Rioja).

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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally uncommon to fairly common (del Hoyo et al. 2004).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is restricted to semi-open scrub growing in salt-impregnated soil at elevations of 100-200 m (Ridgely and Tudor 1994, Parker et al. 1996).

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is small-scale salt extraction in parts of Córdoba but this does not directly affect this species's habitat (J. Mazar Barnett in litt. 1999). Its moderately small range is concerning, but no other threats are known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions Underway
None is known.

Conservation Actions Proposed
Regularly monitor population within its small range for any indication of a decline. Research potential future threats. Develop a species action plan to be implemented if its restricted habitat becomes threatened. Consider protecting an area of suitable habitat.

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Xolmis salinarum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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