LC
Eastern White-throated Spadebill Platyrinchus mystaceus



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Platyrinchus mystaceus and P. albogularis (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) were previously lumped as P. mystaceus following AOU (1998 & supplements), SACC (2005 & updates), Sibley & Monroe (1990, 1993) and 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
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Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2021 Least Concern
2016 Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency medium
Land-mass type Average mass 10 g
Range

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 11,200,000 km2 medium
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size unknown - - -
Population trend decreasing - suspected -
Generation length 2.72 years - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified given recent taxonomic splits. Prior to being split, the species has been described as 'fairly common' (Stotz et al. 1996).

Trend justification: This species is undergoing a moderate decline (Partners in Flight 2019).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Presence Origin Resident Breeding visitor Non-breeding visitor Passage migrant
Argentina extant native yes
Brazil extant native yes
French Guiana extant native yes
Guyana extant native yes
Paraguay extant native yes
Suriname extant native yes
Trinidad and Tobago extant native yes
Venezuela extant native yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Platyrinchus mystaceus. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/eastern-white-throated-spadebill-platyrinchus-mystaceus on 26/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 26/02/2024.