Slender-billed Finch Xenospingus concolor

Family: Thraupidae (Tanagers)

Authority: (d'Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
The population size of this species is suspected to be small. Based on evidence suggesting that there is some movement between the southern part of the range and the northern part, it is assumed that the species forms just one subpopulation within its naturally fragmented habitat. Declines are ongoing, particularly in Peru, where habitat is lost and degraded for agriculture and settlements. The species is therefore listed as Near Threatened. The status should be carefully monitored, particularly in Peru where further habitat loss could result in a rapid increase in threat status.

Population size: 1000-2499 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 303,000 km2

Country endemic: no

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Xenospingus concolor. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/slender-billed-finch-xenospingus-concolor on 11/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 11/12/2023.