IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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Range Description

This species has an extensive but narrow and altitudinally restricted linear distribution on the coastal ranges of north-central Venezuela (Carabobo and Aragua) and north-east Colombia (Santa Marta Mountains), and from the subtropical slopes of the Andes from Venezuela (Mérida and Perijá Mountains) through Colombia, Ecuador and Peru to west-central Bolivia and north-west Argentina (Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990, Thiollay 1994, Roesler et al. 2008). It is thought to be rare and patchily distributed but its status is very poorly known (Thiollay 1994, Ferguson-Lees and Christie 2001). A recent population estimate indicated that the total population may not exceed 1,000 individuals(Ferguson-Lees and Christie 2001), however, the Venezuelan population is estimated to be in the low hundreds (C. J. Sharpe in litt. 2003), a maximum of 200 individuals are estimated to reside in Ecuador (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001), and a large stretch of suitable habitat on the eastern slopes of the Andes in Colombia, from Huila to Meta department, is also thought to hold a few hundred individuals(T. Donegan in litt. 2010). The population in Argentina may be small (Ferguson-Lees and Christie 2001), and whilst there is an unquantified number in Peru and Bolivia, it remains rare.


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