This species has a small range (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2) , and is now believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion combined with declining range size and habitat extent/quality. It is known from more than ten locations and not yet considered to be severely fragmented. The population is also predicted to decline by 10-30% over the next three generations. For these reasons, the species has been uplisted to Near Threatened.
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Becker, D., Angulo Pratolongo, F., Lebbin, D.
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Grallaria watkinsi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2014.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Near Threatened|
|Family||Formicariidae (Antthrushes and antpittas)|
|Species name author||Chapman, 1919|
|Population size||Unknown mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||16,600 km2|
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