LC
Black-backed Antshrike Thamnophilus melanonotus



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Thamnophilus melanonotus (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) was previously listed as Sakesphorus melanonotus.

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
SACC. 2006. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.html#.
SACC. 2006. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.htm#.

IUCN Red List criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
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Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency medium
Land-mass type Average mass 26 g
Range

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 328,000 km2 medium
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size unknown - - -
Population trend decreasing - suspected -
Generation length 4.8 years - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'uncommon' (Stotz et al. 1996).

Trend justification: This population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction (del Hoyo et al. 2003).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Presence Origin Resident Breeding visitor Non-breeding visitor Passage migrant
Colombia extant native yes
Venezuela extant native yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Colombia Eco-parque Los Besotes
Colombia Parque Nacional Natural Macuira
Colombia Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Colombia Ciénaga Grande, Isla de Salamanca and Sabana Grande RAMSAR biosphere reserve
Venezuela Humedales Boca de Hueque y Sauca
Venezuela Refugio de Fauna Silvestre Cuare
Venezuela Henri Pittier National Park (Parque Nacional Henri Pittier IBA)
Venezuela Morrocoy National Park
Venezuela Parque Nacional Perijá
Venezuela Zona Protectora San Rafael de Guasare
Colombia Jardín de las Delicias

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 500 m Occasional altitudinal limits (max) 1300 m

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Thamnophilus melanonotus. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/black-backed-antshrike-thamnophilus-melanonotus on 01/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 01/03/2024.