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Stiles's Tapaculo Scytalopus stilesi

Justification
Although this species may have a small range, it is not believed to 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 stable, 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#.

Distribution and population
This species was recently described from Colombia where it is found in the northern half of the Cordillera Central in the Colombian Andes in Antioquia, Caldas and Risaralda Departments.

Population justification
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as fairly common in remnants of unspoilt habitat (Restall et al. 2006).

Trend justification
This population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Ecology
The species is found in cloudforest at 1,420-2,130.

Threats
Within the species former range an estimated 63% of forest cover has been lost, a decline which has occurred over centuries. However, it is unlikely that it will decline by a further 30% during the coming decade.

References
Cuervo, A.M., Cadena, C.D., Krabbe, N. and Renjifo, L.M. 2005. Scytalopus stilesi, a new species of tapaculo (Rhinocryptidae) from the Cordillera Central of Colombia. Auk 122(2): 445-463.

Restall, R.; Rodner, C.; Lentino, M. 2006. Birds of northern South America: an identification guide. Volume 1: species accounts. Christopher Helm, London.

Further web sources of information
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Text account compilers
Butchart, S., Bird, J.

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Scytalopus stilesi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/07/2014.

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 Rhinocryptidae (Tapaculos)
Species name author Cuervo, Cadena, Krabbe & Renjifo, 2005
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 8,800 km2
Country endemic? Yes
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