Cinnamon-breasted Tody-tyrant Hemitriccus cinnamomeipectus


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. 2005 and updates. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #

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
2019 Least Concern
2016 Vulnerable B1ab(iii)
2012 Vulnerable B1ab(iii)
2008 Near Threatened B1a+b(i,ii,iii,v)
2004 Near Threatened
2000 Lower Risk/Near Threatened
1994 Lower Risk/Near Threatened
1988 Near Threatened
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency high
Land-mass type continent
Average mass -

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 33,400 km2 medium
Severely fragmented? no -
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size 20000-49999 mature individuals poor inferred 2019
Population trend stable poor suspected -
Generation length 3.6 years - - -

Population justification: No direct censuses or population estimates have been carried out. A study applying habitat and population-density models calculated the population size to exceed 37,000.

Trend justification: There is no direct data on population trends. A recent analysis of forest loss data from 2000-2012 indicated that forest was lost within the species’s mapped range at a rate equivalent to 0.9% across three generations (10.8 years; Tracewski et al. 2016). The species’s range map has since been revised, with the newly-discovered locality at Naytza added (among other refinements). Nevertheless, we have no information to suggest that the rate of forest loss would be significantly different across the newly mapped distribution range. Assuming the population size is approximately proportional to the area of forest cover, the species’s population size is inferred to be stable, or slowly declining. 

Another study, which examined land cover change within the species’ mapped range and modelled the corresponding population sizes, calculated that the species’s population had declined by 0.12% across three generations (Santini et al. 2019).

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

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Ecuador Cordillera del Cóndor
Peru Abra Patricia - Alto Mayo
Peru Cordillera de Colán
Peru Río Utcubamba

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Altitude 1700 - 2200 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact
Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Agriculture & aquaculture Annual & perennial non-timber crops - Scale Unknown/Unrecorded Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 4
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Energy production & mining Mining & quarrying Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 4
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Hemitriccus cinnamomeipectus. Downloaded from on 01/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 01/03/2024.