|Scientific Name:||Megascops hoyi|
|Species Authority:||Koenig & Straneck, 1989|
|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.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Otus atricapillus (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) has been split into O. atricapilla and O. guatemalae following AOU (1998) and SACC (2005) and O. hoyi following SACC (2005). These species have subsequently been moved to the genus Megascops following AOU (2003). O. guatemalae (AOU 1998) includes O. vermiculatus (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993). Gender agreement of M. atricapilla follows David and Gosselin (2002a).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Butchart, S. & Symes, A.|
This species has a very 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). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to 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.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
Native:Argentina; Bolivia, Plurinational States of
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|Population:||The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally rather common (Konig et al. 1999).|
Trend Justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction.
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Citation:||BirdLife International. 2012. Megascops hoyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T22733712A40384218.Downloaded on 26 October 2016.|
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