Slaty Bristlefront Merulaxis ater

Family: Rhinocryptidae (Tapaculos)

Authority: Lesson, 1831

Red List Category

Criteria: A2c+3c+4c

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Near Threatened, as it has a moderately small population which is suspected to be declining owing to habitat loss. These declines are predicted to continue into the future, unless remedial conservation measures are taken.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 373,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Merulaxis ater. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/07/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/07/2022.