IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

Distribution

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Range Description

Odontophorus melanonotus has a small range in the Choc (West Andes) of north-west Ecuador (Esmeraldas, Carchi, Imbabura, Pichincha and Cotopaxi) and south-west Colombia (Nario) (Hilty and Brown 1986, McGowan et al. 1995, Best et al. 1996, N. Krabbe in litt. 1999). The population is estimated at 10,000-20,000 individuals and declining (P. G. W. Salaman in litt. 1999). In the wet season (March-June), it is considered that 1km2 supports c.2-3 groups (probably a minimum of 2-3 pairs in total) (P. G. W. Salaman in litt. 1999). It seems to be fairly common along its whole range in Ecuador (J. F. Freile in litt. 2000), and remains common in Ro amb and La Planada Nature Reserves, Colombia (P. G. W. Salaman in litt. 1999).

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