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Zimmer's Tapaculo Scytalopus zimmeri
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IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2006 Least Concern
2004 Not Recognised
2000 Not Recognised
1994 Not Recognised
1988 Not Recognised

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type   Average mass -


  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 24,500 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 Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as widespread and fairly common (del Hoyo et al. 2003).
Trend justification: This population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Country/Territory distribution

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

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Argentina Abra Grande site factsheet
Argentina Alto Calilegua site factsheet
Argentina Cerro Negro de San Antonio site factsheet
Argentina Cuesta del Obispo site factsheet
Argentina Fincas Santiago y San Andrés site factsheet
Argentina La Cornisa site factsheet
Argentina Pampichuela site factsheet
Argentina Parque Nacional Baritú site factsheet
Argentina Parque Nacional Calilegua site factsheet
Argentina Parque Nacional Los Cardones site factsheet
Argentina Parque Provincial Laguna Pintascayoc site factsheet
Argentina Quebrada de las Conchas site factsheet
Argentina Río Santa María site factsheet
Argentina San Francisco-Río Jordan site factsheet
Argentina Santa Victoria, Cañani y Cayotal site factsheet
Argentina Sierra de Santa Victoria site factsheet
Argentina Sierra de Zapla site factsheet
Argentina Tiraxi y Las Capillas site factsheet
Argentina Valle Colorado y Valle Grande site factsheet
Argentina Yala site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Altitude 1700 - 3200 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Scytalopus zimmeri. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016.

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 Rhinocryptidae (Tapaculos)
Species name author Bond & Meyer de Schauensee, 1940
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 24,500 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species