Magellanic Tapaculo Scytalopus magellanicus


Justification of Red List Category
This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (extent of occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend is not known, but the population is not believed to be decreasing sufficiently rapidly to approach the thresholds under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Population justification
The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as generally common to fairly common in at least parts of its wide range (Krabbe and Schulenberg 2003).

Trend justification
The population trend for this species cannot be determined based on the available information.

Distribution and population

This species has a large range from central Chile and western Argentina south to Tierra del Fuego.


Text account compilers
Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J., Pilgrim, J.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Scytalopus magellanicus. Downloaded from on 02/12/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 02/12/2020.