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Black-capped Sparrow Arremon abeillei



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Arremon abeillei and A. nigriceps (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) were previously lumped as A. abeillei following SACC (2005 & updates); Sibley & Monroe (1990, 1993); Stotz et al. (1996).

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.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency High
Land mass type Average mass 26 g
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 93,100 medium
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.8 - - -

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

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to the likelihood of ongoing habitat destruction.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Ecuador N Extant Yes
Peru N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Ecuador Estación Científica Pedro Franco Dávila
Ecuador Reserva Ecológica Arenillas
Ecuador Reserva Ecológica Comunal Loma Alta
Ecuador Bosque Protector Puyango
Ecuador Reserva Ecológica Manglares-Churute
Ecuador Parque Nacional Machalilla y alrededores
Ecuador Bosque Protector Cerro Blanco
Ecuador Lagunas de Ecuasal-Salinas
Ecuador Cazaderos-Mangaurquillo
Ecuador Reserva Natural Tumbesia-La Ceiba-Zapotillo
Ecuador Bosque Protector Chongón-Colonche
Ecuador Catacocha
Ecuador La Tagua
Ecuador Tambo Negro
Ecuador Bosque Protector Jatumpamba-Jorupe
Ecuador Cañón del río Catamayo
Ecuador Cordillera El Bálsamo
Peru Paltashaco
Peru Coto de Caza El Angolo
Peru Las Delicias
Peru Zona Reservada de Tumbes
Peru Parque Nacional Cerros de Amotape

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Altitude 0 - 800 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Arremon abeillei. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/01/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/01/2022.