Stelgidopteryx serripennis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Species Authority: (Audubon, 1838)
Common Name(s):
English Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Taxonomic Notes: Stelgidopteryx serripennis and S. ridgwayi (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) have been lumped into S. serripennis following AOU (1998).

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). 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 is extremely large, and hence does not 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]

Bahamas; Belize; Canada; Cayman Islands; Costa Rica; Cuba; El Salvador; Guatemala; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Pierre and Miquelon; Turks and Caicos Islands; United States; Virgin Islands, U.S.
Aruba; Barbados; Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba; Curaçao; Dominican Republic; Guadeloupe; Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater; Marine

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Stelgidopteryx serripennis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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