This species was thought to have a moderately small range which was suspected to be decreasing owing to habitat loss, and within which it was known from few locations. It was consequently classified as Near Threatened. Its range was remapped in 2010 and found to be well above the threshold at which a species may be considered Vulnerable. It has therefore been downlisted to Least Concern.
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BirdLife International (2015) Species factsheet: Picumnus fuscus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/08/2015. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2015) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/08/2015.
This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Least Concern|
|Species name author||Pelzeln, 1870|
|Population size||Unknown mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||11,600 km2|
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