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Rufous-backed Wren Campylorhynchus capistratus



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Campylorhynchus rufinucha, C. humilis and C. capistratus (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) were previously lumped as C. rufinucha following AOU (1998 & supplements), Sibley & Monroe (1990, 1993) and Stotz et al. (1996).

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and 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
2016 Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 375,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor not applicable 2009
Population trend Stable 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 - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.6 - - -

Population justification: The population has not been quantified since the species was split.

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Costa Rica N Extant Yes
El Salvador N Extant Yes
Guatemala N Extant Yes
Honduras N Extant Yes
Mexico N Extant Yes
Nicaragua N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Guatemala Cuilco
Guatemala Sierra de las Minas - Motagua
Guatemala Santiaguito Volcano
Guatemala Atitlan
Guatemala Lake Güija
Guatemala Monterrico - Río La Paz
Costa Rica Guanacaste lowlands
Costa Rica Nicoya Peninsula
El Salvador Jucuarán Hills
El Salvador San Salvador Volcano
El Salvador Conchagua Volcano
El Salvador El Imposible Forest
El Salvador San Diego and La Barra
El Salvador Cerrón Grande
El Salvador Cinquera Forest
El Salvador San Miguel Volcano/El Jocotal Lagoon
El Salvador Jiquilisco and Jaltepeque
El Salvador Deininger
El Salvador La Joya
El Salvador Lake Olomega
El Salvador La Unión Bay
El Salvador Río Sapo/Perquín
El Salvador The Balsam Range
El Salvador Los Cóbanos
El Salvador Barra de Santiago

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Altitude 0 - 1400 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Campylorhynchus capistratus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/09/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/09/2020.