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Pale-legged Hornero Furnarius leucopus

Justification
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be increasing, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Taxonomic source(s)
SACC. 2006. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.html#.

Taxonomic note
Furnarius leucopus (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) was previously split into F. leucopus and F. cinnamomeus following Stotz et al. (1996), but this treatment is no longer adopted, following SACC (2005).

Distribution and population
This species has a large, discontinuous range extending from northern Colombia to western Ecuador and south-east Brazil through Bolivia, Venezuala, and Guyana. The species is found in a number of protected areas.

Population justification
The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'fairly common' in at least parts of its range (Stotz et al. 1996), and 'very common' in some areas (Remsen 2003).

Trend justification
This population is suspected to be increasing as ongoing habitat degradation is creating new areas of suitable habitat (del Hoyo et al. 2003).

Ecology
The species inhabits a variety of habitats, including scrub, pastures and arable fields, gallery forest, and urban areas, often (but not always) near water, mainly from sea level to 800 m, but locally to 2700 m in Ecuador and Peru. It benefits from moderate anthropogenic habitat alteration. It forages on the ground, feeding on termites, ants and other invertebrates (Remsen 2003).

References
Remsen, J. V. 2003. Family Furnariidae (Ovenbirds). In: del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Christie, D.A. (ed.), Handbook of the birds of the world, pp. 162-357. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Stotz, D. F.; Fitzpatrick, J. W.; Parker, T. A.; Moskovits, D. K. 1996. Neotropical birds: ecology and conservation. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Further web sources of information
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Text account compilers
Temple, H.

IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Furnarius leucopus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2014.

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 Least Concern
Family Furnariidae (Ovenbirds)
Species name author Swainson, 1837
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Increasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 4,960,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
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