White-masked Antbird Pithys castaneus

Family: Thamnophilidae (Typical Antbirds)

Authority: Berlioz, 1938

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
A recent rediscovery and three subsequent records at different sites have led to this formerly Data Deficient species being re-evaluated (Collar et al. 1992). It is now classified as Near Threatened, because it is thought to have a moderately small population which is declining owing to habitat loss and fragmentation associated with infrastructure development. The known range is small, but it may well occur more widely. Further data may leads to its downlisting to Least Concern in future.

Population size: 1500-7000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 7,000 km2

Country endemic: yes

Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Pithys castaneus. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/white-masked-antbird-pithys-castaneus on 06/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 06/12/2023.