Greater Wagtail-tyrant Stigmatura budytoides


Taxonomic note

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: #
SACC. 2006. 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
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 full migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 5,690,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Stable 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 - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.6 - - -

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

Trend justification: This population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Argentina N Extant
Bolivia N Extant
Brazil N Extant
Paraguay N Extant

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Argentina Bajos Submeridionales
Argentina Bañado La Estrella Este
Argentina Bañado La Estrella Oeste
Argentina Bañados del Quirquincho
Argentina Caldenal del Sudoeste de Buenos Aires
Argentina Chaco de Tartagal
Argentina Chaguaral
Argentina Chancaní y Sierras de Pocho
Argentina El Cachapé
Argentina El Cantor
Argentina Estancia La Leonor
Argentina Estepas arbustivas del Sur de Buenos Aires
Argentina Fortín Sargento Primero Leyes
Argentina La Fidelidad
Argentina Lagunas San Miguel y El Sauce
Argentina Lomas de Olmedo
Argentina Lotes 32 y 33, Maíz Gordo
Argentina Luracatao y Valles Calchaquíes
Argentina Nacientes de los riachos Monte Lindo y Tatú Piré
Argentina Palomitas y Ebro
Argentina Parque Nacional El Rey
Argentina Parque Nacional Lihue Calel
Argentina Parque Nacional Río Pilcomayo
Argentina Parque Provincial Fuerte Esperanza
Argentina Quebrada de las Conchas
Argentina Reserva de Uso Múltiple Bañados del Río Dulce y Laguna Mar Chiquita
Argentina Reserva Natural Formosa
Argentina Reserva Natural Las Lancitas
Argentina Reserva Provincial Florística y Faunística Bosques Teltecas
Argentina Reserva Provincial Parque Luro
Argentina Ruinas de Quilmes
Argentina Salinas Grandes
Argentina Salta Forestal
Argentina Sierra de Medina
Argentina Sierra Rosario de la Frontera
Argentina Sierras del Norte Cordobés
Argentina Sistema Uritorco
Argentina Valle del río Paraguay-Paraná
Bolivia KAA-IYA del Gran Chaco
Bolivia Serranía de Aguarague

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable non-breeding
Savanna Moist suitable non-breeding
Savanna Moist suitable breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major non-breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable non-breeding
Altitude 0 - 2700 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Stigmatura budytoides. Downloaded from on 24/07/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 24/07/2019.