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Peruvian Piedtail Phlogophilus harterti



Justification

Justification of Red List Category
This species is classified as Near Threatened because it is suspected to be undergoing a moderately rapid population decline owing to habitat loss.

Population justification
The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as locally fairly common.

Trend justification
This species is suspected to lose 7.4-9.7% of suitable habitat within its distribution over three generations (12 years) based on a model of Amazonian deforestation (Soares-Filho et al. 2006, Bird et al. 2011). It is therefore suspected to decline by <25% over three generations.

Distribution and population

Phlogophilus harterti is restricted to the Andean foothills of central and south-east Peru (south Huánuco, Pasco, Cuzco and Puno) (Sibley and Monroe 1990, Parker et al. 1996, Clements and Shany 2001), at 750-1,500 m where it is locally fairly common (Schulenberg et al. 2007).

Ecology

It inhabits humid montane forest, primarily on low outlying ridges at 750-1,500 m (Schulenberg et al. 2007).

Threats

Its evergreen forests remain relatively intact, although extensive areas are subject to land clearance, agricultural conversion and logging, with associated road-building and human colonisation resulting in further degradation.

Conservation actions

Conservation Actions Underway
CITES Appendix II.

Conservation Actions Proposed
Study its ecology and its ability to persist in degraded and fragmented habitats. Attempt to obtain an accurate estimate of its population size and trends. Quantify extent of habitat losses. Effectively protect significant areas of suitable habitat at key sites, in both strictly protected areas and community led multiple use areas.

Acknowledgements

Text account compilers
Benstead, P., Capper, D., Sharpe, C J, Symes, A.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Phlogophilus harterti. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/11/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/11/2020.