Justification of Red List Category
This species has an extremely 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 appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable 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.
The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'common' (Stotz et al. 1996).
This population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.
This species is found across mountainous regions of northern South America, occurring in the Andes in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecudaor and Peru and into Bolivia, as well as in the Santa Marta Mountains in northern Colombia. It is uncommon to locally common in montane forest understorey and forest floor (Krabbe and Schulenberg 2016)
Text account compilers
Derhé, M., Butchart, S., Wheatley, H., Ekstrom, J.
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Grallaria rufula. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/10/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/10/2022.