Red Warbler Cardellina rubra

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Parulidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Andrew Dreelin


Conservation Status

Although the population is decreasing, the IUCN Red List conservation status of Red Warbler is evaluated as of Least Concern, in view of its large geographic range and large population size, which is estimated to be between 50,000-499,999 individuals (BirdLife International 2014).

Effects of human activity on populations

Continuing habitat destruction is responsible for the current population decline (BirdLife International 2014). That said, it has been suggested that selective logging may favor this species due to its preference for edge habitat (Elliott 1969). At present, it is not known how climate change may affect this species.

Recommended Citation

Dreelin, A. (2014). Red Warbler (Cardellina rubra), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.