IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)


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Range Description

This speciesoccurs in north-west Venezuela (around Lago Maracaibo in Zuila, Mrida and Trujillo) (Meyer de Schauensee and Phelps 1978) and north Colombia (from the lower Atrato valley east to the Cinaga Grande de Santa Marta and the Cesar valley, and south in the middle Magdalena valley to south Bolvar) (Hilty and Brown 1986). The upper Cauca valley holds a tiny, isolated and apparently declining population (Naranjo 1986). Numbers had been estimated at c.2,000 individuals in Venezuela but are now thought to be <1,000, possibly as small as the low hundreds (C. J. Sharpe in litt. 2015). The total population has been estimated at 3,000-5,000 individuals (Callaghan in prep.). However, this may under-estimate the Colombian population, with c.5,000 or more birds perhaps a more accurate guess (Rodrguez and Rojas-Surez 1995). The global population is estimated to be 2,500-9,999 individuals.


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