This habitat specialist is listed as Near Threatened as it is known from a small range, and is probably declining. It is likely to be at increased risk from human encroachment in the near future owing to rising population pressures within its range. However, the range is not yet severely fragmented or restricted to few locations. For these reasons, the species is classified as Near Threatened.
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BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Herpsilochmus gentryi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/10/2016.
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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|Current IUCN Red List category||Near Threatened|
|Species name author||Whitney & Alvarez Alonso, 1998|
|Population size||Unknown mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||9,500 km2|
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