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Black-faced Ibis Theristicus melanopis

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 full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,530,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 1,530,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 25000-100000 poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 9.6 - - -
Population justification: Although the species has a large global population estimated to be 25,000-100,000 individuals (Wetlands International 2006), subspecies branickii is described as 'uncommon and very local' throughout its range (Matheu and del Hoyo 1992).
Trend justification: The overall population trend is stable, although some populations have unknown trends (Wetlands International 2006).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Argentina Native Extant      
Bolivia Native Extant      
Chile Native Extant      
Ecuador Native Extant Yes    
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Vagrant Extant      
Peru Native Extant      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Chile Chacabuco Valley and Baker River Entrance site factsheet
Ecuador Parque Nacional Cotopaxi site factsheet
Ecuador Reserva Ecológica Antisana site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland major breeding
Grassland Temperate suitable breeding
Altitude 3700 - 5000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Theristicus melanopis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/07/2014.

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 Threskiornithidae (Ibises and spoonbills)
Species name author (Gmelin, 1789)
Population size 25000-100000 mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 1,530,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species