Barred Forest-Falcon Micrastur ruficollis



Conservation Status

The IUCN Red List status of Barred Forest-Falcon is Least Concern (BirdLife International 2015). Due to its large distribution (12,500,000 km2) and large population size (500,000-4,999,999 mature individuals), it does not reach the threshold to be classified as Vulnerable (BirdLife International 2015). It is provided Special Protection under Mexican law (NOM-059 SEMARNAT 2010). This species is also a tropical resident of high tri-national concern (Mexico-U.S.-Canada) to Partners in Flight (Berlanga et al. 2010). Based on determinations of habitat loss, Berlanga et al. (2010) estimated that at least 50% of its population has been lost in Mexico during the last century.

Effects of human activity on populations

Barred Forest-Falcon is dependent on threatened tropical evergreen forest habitats. The primary threat to this species is habitat conversion for agriculture. In addition to threats of habitat loss, this species is threatened by shooting.

Recommended Citation

Barred Forest-Falcon (Micrastur ruficollis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: