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Unicoloured Tapaculo Scytalopus unicolor

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Not Recognised
1988 Not Recognised

Species attributes

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

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 4,900 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 0
Population trend Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'common' (Stotz et al. (1996).
Trend justification: This population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction (del Hoyo et al. 2003).

Country/Territory distribution

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

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Ecuador Bosque Protector Colambo-Yacuri site factsheet
Ecuador Cordillera del Cóndor site factsheet
Ecuador Utuana-Bosque de Hanne site factsheet
Peru Aypate site factsheet
Peru Bosque de Cuyas site factsheet
Peru Cerro Chinguela site factsheet
Peru Chiñama site factsheet
Peru Cordillera Vilcabamba site factsheet
Peru Florida y Laguna Pomacochas site factsheet
Peru Huamba site factsheet
Peru Laquipampa site factsheet
Peru Llaguén site factsheet
Peru Río Mantaro-Cordillera Central site factsheet
Peru Sur de la Cordillera de Colán site factsheet
Peru Toldo site factsheet
Peru Yanachaga-Chemillen (Cordillera Yanachaga IBA) site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Altitude 2000 - 3170 m Occasional altitudinal limits (max) 3400 m

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Scytalopus unicolor. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/07/2014.

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 Salvin, 1895
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 4,900 km2
Country endemic? Yes
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species