Screaming Cowbird Molothrus rufoaxillaris

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Icteridae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Peter E. Lowther


Conservation Status

The Screaming Cowbird has a large geographic distribution, and the population trend is believed to be stable; therefore the IUCN conservation status of this species is rated as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2009). Similarly, Parker et al. (1996) assessed the conservation priority of this species as "Low."

The relative abundance of the Screaming Cowbird is assessed as "uncommon to common" (Jaramillo and Burke 1999) or "uncommon to locally common" (Ridgely and Tudor 1989).

Effects of human activity on populations

No information.

Recommended Citation

Lowther, P. E. (2011). Screaming Cowbird (Molothrus rufoaxillaris), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.