Justification of Red List Category
This species is classified as Near Threatened because it is suspected to be declining moderately rapidly owing to habitat loss.
The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'uncommon' (Stotz et al. 1996).
A moderately rapid and on-going decline is suspected owing to habitat loss.
Carpornis cucullata is restricted to south-east Brazil (Espírito Santo south to Rio Grande do Sul) (Sick 1993, Ridgely and Tudor 1994, Parker et al. 1996). It is apparently rather uncommon but may be overlooked due to its inconspicuous behaviour.
It is restricted to lowland and montane evergreen forests and palm groves at 400-1,600 m. In the north of its range (Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro), it is almost entirely restricted to montane forest.
Agricultural conversion and deforestation for mining and plantation production historically threatened its lowland forests (Fearnside 1996) and has destroyed the majority of suitable lowland habitat in the north of its range. Current key threats are urbanisation, industrialisation, agricultural expansion, colonisation and associated road-building (Dinerstein et al. 1995).
Conservation Actions Underway
It occurs in several protected areas, including Serra dos Órgãos National Park, Augusto Ruschi Biological Reserve and Intervales and Serra do Mar State Parks (del Hoyo et al. 2004).
Text account compilers
Capper, D., O'Brien, A., Sharpe, C J, Symes, A.
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