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Rufous-throated Dipper Cinclus schulzi

IUCN Red List Criteria

Critically Endangered  
Endangered  
Vulnerable C2a(i) 

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Vulnerable
2008 Vulnerable
2004 Vulnerable
2000 Vulnerable
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Vulnerable
1988 Threatened

Species attributes

Migratory status altitudinal migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type continent
Average mass 37.6 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 22,500 medium
Number of locations 11-100 -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 2000-2700 medium Estimated 2000
Population trend Decreasing poor -
Number of subpopulations 2-100 - - -
Largest subpopulation 251-1000 - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4 - - -
Population justification: The population is estimated to number 3,000-4,000 individuals, roughly equating to 2,000-2,700 mature individuals.
Trend justification: There are no new data on population size or trend, but current threats to occupied habitats suggest that slow or moderate, continuing declines are likely.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Argentina Native Extant Yes      
Bolivia Native Extant Yes      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Argentina Alto Calilegua site factsheet
Argentina Cerro Negro de San Antonio site factsheet
Argentina Cuesta de las Higuerillas site factsheet
Argentina Cuesta del Clavillo site factsheet
Argentina Cuesta del Obispo site factsheet
Argentina Cuesta del Totoral site factsheet
Argentina Finca Las Costas/Cordón Lesser site factsheet
Argentina Fincas Santiago y San Andrés site factsheet
Argentina Pampichuela site factsheet
Argentina Parque Nacional Baritú site factsheet
Argentina Parque Nacional Calilegua site factsheet
Argentina Parque Nacional Campo de los Alisos site factsheet
Argentina Parque Provincial La Florida site factsheet
Argentina Parque Provincial Laguna Pintascayoc site factsheet
Argentina Parque Provincial Los Ñuñorcos y Reserva Natural Quebrada del Portugués site factsheet
Argentina Quebrada del Toro site factsheet
Argentina Reserva Provincial Santa Ana site factsheet
Argentina Río Los Sosa site factsheet
Argentina San Francisco-Río Jordan site factsheet
Argentina Santa Victoria, Cañani y Cayotal site factsheet
Argentina Sierra de Santa Victoria site factsheet
Argentina Tiraxi y Las Capillas site factsheet
Argentina Valle Colorado y Valle Grande site factsheet
Argentina Yala site factsheet
Bolivia Reserva Biológica Cordillera de Sama site factsheet
Bolivia Reserva Nacional de Flora y Fauna Tariquía site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) major resident
Altitude 1500 - 2500 m Occasional altitudinal limits (min) 800 m

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
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 Logging & wood harvesting / Unintentional effects: (subsistence/small scale) [harvest] Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation
Energy production & mining Renewable energy Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Species disturbance, Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Invasive and other problematic species, genes & diseases Invasive non-native/alien species/diseases / Unspecified species Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Indirect ecosystem effects, Competition
Pollution Agricultural & forestry effluents / Type Unknown/Unrecorded Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Cinclus schulzi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2014.

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 Vulnerable
Family Cinclidae (Dippers)
Species name author Cabanis, 1882
Population size 2000-2700 mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 22,500 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species