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Chestnut Wood-quail Odontophorus hyperythrus

IUCN Red List Criteria

Near Threatened (criteria nearly met) B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v);C2a(i) 

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2013 Near Threatened
2012 Near Threatened
2008 Near Threatened
2004 Near Threatened
2000 Lower Risk/Near Threatened
1994 Lower Risk/Near Threatened
1988 Threatened

Species attributes

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

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 60,500 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 2500-9999 poor Suspected 0
Population trend Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations 3 - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.9 - - -
Population justification: The population size is preliminarily estimated to fall into the band 2,500-9,999 mature individuals. This equates to 3,750-14,999 individuals in total, rounded here to 3,500-15,000 individuals.
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction and unsustainable levels of hunting.

Country/Territory distribution

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

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Colombia Alto Quindío site factsheet
Colombia Bosque de San Antonio/Km 18 site factsheet
Colombia Bosques del Oriente de Risaralda site factsheet
Colombia Bosques Montanos del Sur de Antioquia site factsheet
Colombia Cañón del Río Barbas y Bremen site factsheet
Colombia Chicoral site factsheet
Colombia Cuenca del Río Toche site factsheet
Colombia Farallones de Cali Natural National Park (Parque Nacional Natural Farallones de Cali IBA) site factsheet
Colombia La Forzosa-Santa Gertrudis site factsheet
Colombia Páramos del Sur de Antioquia site factsheet
Colombia Páramos y Bosques Altoandinos de Génova (part of Loros Andinos Natural Reserve AZE) site factsheet
Colombia Parque Nacional Natural Cueva de los Guácharos site factsheet
Colombia Parque Nacional Natural Tatamá site factsheet
Colombia Parque Natural Regional Páramo del Duende site factsheet
Colombia Reserva Forestal Yotoco site factsheet
Colombia Reserva Hidrográfica, Forestal y Parque Ecológico de Río Blanco site factsheet
Colombia Reserva Natural Ibanasca site factsheet
Colombia Reserva Natural Río Ñambí site factsheet
Colombia Reserva Natural Tambito site factsheet
Colombia San Sebastián site factsheet
Colombia Serranía de las Minas site factsheet
Colombia Serranía de los Churumbelos site factsheet
Colombia Serranía de los Paraguas site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations marginal resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Altitude 1600 - 2700 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Agriculture & aquaculture Annual & perennial non-timber crops / Scale Unknown/Unrecorded 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 Hunting & trapping terrestrial animals / Intentional use (species is the target) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Species mortality
Residential & commercial development Housing & urban areas Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 4
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Food (human) Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Odontophorus hyperythrus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/04/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/04/2014.

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 Near Threatened
Family Odontophoridae (New World quails)
Species name author Gould, 1858
Population size 2500-9999 mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 60,500 km2
Country endemic? Yes
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species