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Drab Hemispingus Hemispingus xanthophthalmus

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

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


  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 92,200 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.7 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'fairly common' (Stotz et al. (1996).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Country/Territory distribution

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

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Bolivia Bosque de Polylepis de Mina Elba site factsheet
Bolivia Bosque de Polylepis de Sanja Pampa site factsheet
Bolivia Bosque de Polylepis de Taquesi site factsheet
Bolivia Bosques de Polylepis de Cotapata site factsheet
Peru Abra Patricia - Alto Mayo site factsheet
Peru Alto Mayo site factsheet
Peru Cordillera de Colán site factsheet
Peru Cordillera Vilcabamba site factsheet
Peru Florida y Laguna Pomacochas site factsheet
Peru Laguna de los Cóndores site factsheet
Peru Laguna de los Cóndores-Atuén site factsheet
Peru Milpo site factsheet
Peru Río Mantaro-Cordillera Central site factsheet
Peru Río Utcubamba site factsheet
Peru Santuario Histórico Machu Picchu site factsheet
Peru Sur de la Cordillera de Colán site factsheet
Peru Valcón 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
Altitude 2500 - 3200 m Occasional altitudinal limits 2400 - 3500 m

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2015) Species factsheet: Hemispingus xanthophthalmus. Downloaded from on 28/03/2015. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2015) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/03/2015.

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 Thraupidae (Tanagers)
Species name author (Taczanowski, 1874)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 92,200 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species