LC
Purplish-backed Quail-dove Zentrygon lawrencii



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Zentrygon lawrencii (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) was previously placed in the genus Geotrygon.

Previously, Geotrygon lawrencii (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) was split into G. lawrencii and G. carrikeri following AOU (1998).

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions 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
2020 Least Concern
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Not Recognised
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency High
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 111,000 medium
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 20000-49999 poor estimated 2016
Population trend Decreasing suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 6.2 - - -

Population justification: The global population is estimated to number < 50,000 mature individuals (Partners in Flight 2019); thus it is here placed in the band 20,000-49,999 mature individuals. The species is described as 'uncommon and patchily distributed' (Stotz et al. 1996).

Trend justification: The population is undergoing a small decline (Partners in Flight 2019).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Costa Rica N Extant Yes
Panama N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Panama Chagres National Park
Panama Narganá Wildlands Area
Panama Darién National Park
Panama La Amistad International Park
Panama Palo Seco Protection Forest
Panama Santa Fé National Park
Panama General de División Omar Torrijos Herrera National Park
Panama Portobelo National Park
Panama Altos de Campana National Park
Costa Rica Arenal-Monteverde
Costa Rica Fila Costeña
Costa Rica Central Volcanic Cordillera
Costa Rica La Amistad Caribe
Costa Rica Los Santos, La Amistad Pacífico
Costa Rica Tárcoles, Carara and La Cangreja
Costa Rica Tilarán Highlands

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Altitude 400 - 1400 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Zentrygon lawrencii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/05/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/05/2022.