Sturnella militaris


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Sturnella militaris
Species Authority: (Linnaeus, 1771)
Common Name(s):
English Red-breasted Blackbird, Pampas Meadowlark, Red-breasted Meadowlark
Leistes militaris militaris Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993)
Taxonomic Notes: Leistes militaris, Red-breasted Blackbird (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) has been placed in the genus Sturnella following Short (1968). Consequently S. militaris, Pampas Meadowlark (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) takes the name S. defilippii. In Collar et al. (1992, 1994), S. militaris was wrongly assigned to the Pampas Meadowlark.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Ekstrom, J., Butchart, S.
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not 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.

Geographic Range [top]

Argentina; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Panama; Peru; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Uruguay; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'common' (Stotz et al. (1996).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Sturnella militaris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 March 2015.
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