Black Thrush Turdus infuscatus



Conservation Status

The IUCN Red List status of Black Thrush is Least Concern (BirdLife International 2015). Due to its large range (172,000 km2) and its moderate to large population size (20,000-49,999 mature individuals) it does not reach the threshold to be classified as Vulnerable (BirdLife International 2015). It is considered Threatened 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 15-49% of its population has been lost in Mexico during the last century.

Effects of human activity on populations

Black Thrush faces heightened risk because of its specialization on threatened tropical highland forest (cloud forest) habitats. The primary threat to this species is loss of this habitat type due to clearing for agriculture. In addition this species faces threats from climate change that will only become more severe over time.

Recommended Citation

Black Thrush (Turdus infuscatus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: