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Multicoloured Tanager Chlorochrysa nitidissima

IUCN Red List Criteria

Critically Endangered  
Endangered  
Vulnerable B1ab(i,ii,iii,v) 

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Vulnerable
2008 Vulnerable
2004 Vulnerable
2000 Vulnerable
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Vulnerable
1988 Threatened

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency High
Land mass type continent
Average mass 18.6 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 16,900 medium
Number of locations 6-10 -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2008
Population trend Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations 2-100 - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.7 - - -
Population justification: Extrapolating recorded densities across the species's range (assuming 10% of its Extent of Occurrence is likely to be occupied) gives a preliminary population estimate of 21,970 individuals. As this is a rough estimate, it is best placed in the band 20,000-49,999 individuals. A more accurate population estimate is desirable.
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Colombia Native Extant Yes      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Colombia Alto de Pisones site factsheet
Colombia Bosque de San Antonio/Km 18 site factsheet
Colombia Bosques del Oriente de Risaralda site factsheet
Colombia Cañón del Río Barbas y Bremen site factsheet
Colombia Chicoral site factsheet
Colombia Farallones de Cali Natural National Park (Parque Nacional Natural Farallones de Cali IBA) site factsheet
Colombia Finca la Betulia Reserva la Patasola site factsheet
Colombia La Forzosa-Santa Gertrudis site factsheet
Colombia La Victoria site factsheet
Colombia Parque Nacional Natural Tatamá site factsheet
Colombia Reserva Forestal Yotoco site factsheet
Colombia Reserva Natural Tambito site factsheet
Colombia Selva de Florencia site factsheet
Colombia Serranía de los Paraguas site factsheet
Colombia Valle de Anchicayá site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Altitude 900 - 2195 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Agriculture & aquaculture Annual & perennial non-timber crops / Small-holder farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Agriculture & aquaculture Livestock farming & ranching / Agro-industry grazing, ranching or farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Biological resource use Logging & wood harvesting / Unintentional effects: (subsistence/small scale) [harvest] Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation
Energy production & mining Mining & quarrying Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 4
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Residential & commercial development Housing & urban areas Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Decline Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Transportation & service corridors Roads & railroads Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Chlorochrysa nitidissima. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/10/2014.

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 Vulnerable
Family Thraupidae (Tanagers)
Species name author Sclater, 1873
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 16,900 km2
Country endemic? Yes
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species