Pale-headed Brush-finch Atlapetes pallidiceps

Family: Passerellidae (New World sparrows)

Authority: (Sharpe, 1900)

Red List Category

Criteria: D

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Endangered because its population is estimated at fewer than 250 mature individuals. The population has been increasing in numbers from 2003 to 2012 due to intensive conservation efforts and is stable since. Its status remains precarious, and continued conservation efforts will be vital if it is to survive and further improve. Future changes that constrain the level of conservation work implemented so far would risk a worsening in the species's status, in which case it would quickly become eligible for uplisting to Critically Endangered.

BirdLife Species Guardian: Fundación Jocotoco

Population size: 160-226 mature individuals

Population trend: stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 36 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Atlapetes pallidiceps. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/pale-headed-brush-finch-atlapetes-pallidiceps on 25/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 25/02/2024.