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.
The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as locally fairly common.
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.
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).
It inhabits humid montane forest, primarily on low outlying ridges at 750-1,500 m (Schulenberg et al. 2007).
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 Underway
CITES Appendix II.
Text account compilers
Benstead, P., Capper, D., Sharpe, C J, Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Phlogophilus harterti. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/06/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/06/2021.