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Cinnamon-bellied Ground-tyrant Muscisaxicola capistratus
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IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Near Threatened

Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass 26.6 g


  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 268,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 1,250,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Unknown -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.6 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'uncommon' (Stotz et al. 1996).
Trend justification: It is unclear whether the population has experienced substantial fluctuations or a marked decline in recent decades (del Hoyo et al. 2004).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Argentina Native Extant        
Bolivia Native Extant        
Chile Native Extant        
Peru Native Extant        

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Argentina Area Natural Protegida Auca Mahuida site factsheet
Argentina Estancia El Cóndor site factsheet
Argentina Estuario del Río Coyle site factsheet
Argentina Estuario del Río Gallegos site factsheet
Argentina La Angostura y Alto Río Chico site factsheet
Argentina Laguna Nimez y costa aledaña del Lago Argentino site factsheet
Argentina Meseta de Somuncura Provincial Natural Protected Area site factsheet
Argentina Meseta del Asador (o Aguila) site factsheet
Argentina Meseta Lago Buenos Aires site factsheet
Argentina Meseta Lago Strobel site factsheet
Argentina Monumento Natural Bosques Petrificados y Estancia El Cuadro site factsheet
Argentina Parque Nacional Los Glaciares y adyacencias (Estancias El Sosiego, La Soledad y Anita) site factsheet
Argentina Parque Nacional Perito Moreno y Reserva Provincial San Lorenzo site factsheet
Argentina Península y Bahía de San Julián site factsheet
Argentina Reserva Costa Atlántica de Tierra del Fuego y zonas adyacentes site factsheet
Argentina Reserva Provincial Tromen site factsheet
Argentina Valle del Río Collón Curá site factsheet
Chile La Tapera site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major non-breeding
Grassland Temperate major breeding
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) major breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major breeding
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Altitude 0 - 4000 m Occasional altitudinal limits (max) 4700 m

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Muscisaxicola capistratus. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016.

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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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Tyrannidae (Tyrant-flycatchers)
Species name author (Burmeister, 1860)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Unknown
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 268,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species