IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)


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Range Description

Scytalopus novacapitalis occurs in swampy gallery forest and dense streamside vegetation in Gois, Distrito Federal and west Minas Gerais, central Brazil. It is mostly rare, occurring at low densities, but can be locally common (Silviera 1998). It is known from six protected areas (Wege and Long 1995, Machado et al. 1998), and suitable habitat has been less affected by clearance for agriculture than adjacent campo cerrado habitats. Nevertheless, the annual burning of adjacent grasslands must limit the availability and extent of suitable habitat (Machado et al. 1998). Wetland drainage and the sequestration of water for irrigation schemes is further reducing habitat (Machado et al. 1998).


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