LC
Lesser Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus fuscus



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Xiphorhynchus fuscus and X. atlanticus (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) were previously lumped as X. fuscus following 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
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
Species attributes

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

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 2,450,000 km2 medium
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size unknown - - -
Population trend decreasing - suspected -
Generation length 4.8 years - - -

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

Trend justification: This population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat loss and degradation.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Presence Origin Resident Breeding visitor Non-breeding visitor Passage migrant
Argentina extant native yes
Brazil extant native yes
Paraguay extant native yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Paraguay Arroyo Blanco
Paraguay Estancia Itabó
Paraguay Ybyturuzú
Paraguay Refugio Carapá
Paraguay Ypeti
Paraguay Limoy
Paraguay Bosque Mbaracayú
Paraguay Reserva Itabó - Itaipú
Paraguay Parque Nacional Caazapá
Paraguay Ka'aguy Rory
Paraguay Tapyta
Paraguay Parque Nacional San Rafael
Paraguay Estancia Muxfeldt
Paraguay Morombi
Paraguay Serranías de San Joaquín
Brazil Serra dos Órgãos
Brazil Serra do Tinguá
Brazil Campos Gerais do Paraná
Brazil Serra do Marumbi
Brazil Parque Nacional do Iguaçu
Brazil Área de Proteção Ambiental de Guaratuba
Brazil Região de Blumenau
Brazil Serra do Tabuleiro State Park
Brazil Guaraqueçaba / Jacupiranga / Cananéia
Brazil Maciço Florestal de Paranapiacaba
Brazil Parque Nacional de Itatiaia
Brazil Estação Ecológica de Juréia-Itatins
Brazil Região dos Aparados da Serra

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1300 m Occasional altitudinal limits (max) 1500 m

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Xiphorhynchus fuscus. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/lesser-woodcreeper-xiphorhynchus-fuscus on 05/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 05/03/2024.