Black-winged Trumpeter Psophia obscura

Family: Psophiidae (Trumpeters)

Authority: Pelzeln, 1857

Red List Category

Criteria: A4cd; C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category

Based on a model of deforestation in the Amazon basin, and the species’s vulnerability to hunting, it is suspected that its population is declining extremely rapidly over three generations. The total remaining population is likely to be extremely small and may now be restricted to two disjunct subpopulations. For these reasons it has been classified as Critically Endangered.

Population size: 50-249

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 241,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Psophia obscura. Downloaded from on 10/07/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 10/07/2020.