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Plain-brown Woodcreeper Dendrocincla fuliginosa

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). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to 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
Dendrocincla fuliginosa and D. turdina (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) have been lumped into D. fuliginosa following SACC (2005).

Distribution and population
This species has a large range extending from Mexico to north-east Argentina and from the Pacific to the Atlantic in South America.

Population justification
The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'fairly common' (Stotz et al. 1996).

Trend justification
This population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat loss and degradation (del Hoyo et al. 2003).

Ecology
The species primarily inhabits humid and evergreen forest in the lowlands and foothills to 2000m, although generally below 1300 m, and is found less frequently in gallery and deciduous forest, and occasionally in mangroves. It is mainly insectivorous, although other invertebrates and small vertebrates are also taken (Marantz et al. 2003).

Threats
The species is considered highly sensitive to habitat fragmentation and human disturbance in at least parts of its range, and is likely to have suffered declines owing to deforestation (Marantz et al. 2003).

References
del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Christie, D. 2003. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 8: Broadbills to Tapaculos. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Marantz, C. A.; Aleixo, A.; Bevier, L. R.; Patten, M. A. 2003. Family Dendrocolaptidae (Woodcreepers). In: del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Christie, D.A. (ed.), Handbook of birds of the world, pp. 358-447. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

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Text account compilers
Temple, H.

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Dendrocincla fuliginosa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/08/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/08/2014.

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 Dendrocolaptidae (Woodcreepers)
Species name author (Vieillot, 1818)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 9,680,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
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