Sira Barbet Capito fitzpatricki

Family: Capitonidae (New World Barbets)

Authority: Seeholzer, Winger, Harvey, Caceres & Weckstein, 2012

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(i,ii,iii,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,v); D1

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Justification of Red List category
This newly-described species has a very small known range, within which the population is thought to be small (approaching the threshold for classification as Vulnerable under the very small population criterion). Even though its Extent of Occurrence and Area of Occupancy are very small, they are currently not assumed to be in decline. Overall, the species is not thought to be under any immediate threat, and is therefore classified as Near Threatened. However, logging, mining and oil exploration may be future threats within its range, and any evidence of continuing declines would likely lead to a revision of its threat status.

Population size: 1000-2499

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 680 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Capito fitzpatricki. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/05/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/05/2019.