Russet-winged Spadebill Platyrinchus leucoryphus

Family: Tyrannidae (Tyrant-flycatchers)

Authority: Wied, 1831

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
The population size has been estimated at less then 10,000 mature individuals. The species appears to be reliant on primary Atlantic forest, which continues to be lost throughout the its range. Recent surveys have failed to find new populations and known populations are now known to be less extensive than previously estimated. It is likely to be undergoing a continued population decline owing to habitat loss. The species occurs in several subpopulations across Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, each of which likely contains less than 1,000 mature individuals. It is therefore listed as Vulnerable.

Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 852,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Platyrinchus leucoryphus. Downloaded from on 22/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 22/03/2023.