Based on a model of future deforestation in the Amazon basin, it is suspected that the population of this species will decline by 25-30% over the next three generations, and it has therefore been uplisted to Near Threatened.
SACC. 2006. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.html#.
14-15cm, 28-34g. Large bare periorbital patch, ear coverts, breast sides, breast and throat all white. Top of head black in male, chestnut brown in female. Upperparts olive-brown, female has buff-edged black tips to coverts, mantle, and rest of underparts while the male is plain, and has grey underparts. Similar spp. Bicoloured Antbird Gymnopithys leucapsis has a similar pattern of white throat and breast, and the nominate has white extending onto face sides. This does not extend across the whole of the ear coverts or the breast sides, both of which are black. The periorbital patch is also smaller than in R. hoffmansi. Voice Loudsong begins with a long slurred whistle followed by 6-7 shorter whistles becoming downslurred and ending with a few lower pitched burry notes. Calls are similar to R. gymnops; a harsh "chirr" and an abrupt "chip".
A significant proportion of the range of the species now lies within Protected Areas (A. Lees in litt. 2011), including the Pacaás Novos National Park in Rondônia.
Conservation Actions ProposedExpand the protected area network to effectively protect IBAs. Effectively resource and manage existing and new protected areas, utilising emerging opportunities to finance protected area management with the joint aims of reducing carbon emissions and maximizing biodiversity conservation. Conservation on private lands, through expanding market pressures for sound land management and preventing forest clearance on lands unsuitable for agriculture, is also essential (Soares-Filho et al. 2006). Campaign against proposed changes to the Brazilian Forest Code that would lead to a decrease in the width of the areas of riverine forest protected as Permanent Preservation Areas (APPs), which function as vital corridors in fragmented landscapes.
Bird, J. P.; Buchanan, J. M.; Lees, A. C.; Clay, R. P.; Develey, P. F.; YÃ©pez, I.; Butchart, S. H. M. 2011. Integrating spatially explicit habitat projections into extinction risk assessments: a reassessment of Amazonian avifauna incorporating projected deforestation. Diversity and Distributions: doi: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00843.x.
Cleary, D. 1991. The Brazilian rainforest: politics, finance, mining and the environment. Economist Intelligence Unit, London.
del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Christie, D. 2003. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 8: Broadbills to Tapaculos. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.
Ridgely, R. S.; Tudor, G. 1994. The birds of South America. University of Texas Press, Austin, Texas.
Soares-Filho, B.S.; Nepstad, D.C.; Curran, L.M.; Cerqueira, G.C.; Garcia, R. A.; Ramos, C. A.; Voll, E.; McDonald, A.; Lefebvre, P.; Schlesinger, P. 2006. Modelling conservation in the Amazon basin. Nature 440(7083): 520-523.
Stotz, D. F.; Fitzpatrick, J. W.; Parker, T. A.; Moskovits, D. K. 1996. Neotropical birds: ecology and conservation. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
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Butchart, S., Taylor, J.
BirdLife International (2015) Species factsheet: Rhegmatorhina hoffmannsi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2015. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2015) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2015.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Near Threatened|
|Species name author||(Hellmayr, 1907)|
|Population size||Unknown mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||646,000 km2|
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