LC
Rufous-capped Brush-finch Atlapetes pileatus



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note

Taxonomic source(s)
AOU. 1998. Check-list of North American birds. American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D.C.
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.
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.
Stotz, D. F.; Fitzpatrick, J. W.; Parker, T. A.; Moskovits, D. K. 1996. Neotropical birds: ecology and conservation. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
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 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

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

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 797,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor estimated 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) 3.8 - - -

Population justification: Partners in Flight estimate the total population to number 50,000-499,999 individuals (A. Panjabi in litt. 2008).

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
Mexico N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Mexico Acahuizotla - Agua del Obispo
Mexico Coalcomán-Pómaro
Mexico El Carricito
Mexico Guacamayita
Mexico La Cima
Mexico La Malinche
Mexico Las Bufas
Mexico Monte Escobedo
Mexico Nevado de Colima
Mexico Omiltemi
Mexico Tlaxiaco
Mexico Lago de Pátzcuaro
Mexico Piélagos
Mexico Tancítaro
Mexico Tacámbaro
Mexico Sur del Valle de México
Mexico Río Presidio-Pueblo Nuevo
Mexico San Antonio Peña Nevada
Mexico Sierra Norte
Mexico Sierra de Miahuatlán
Mexico Sierra de Taxco-Nevado de Toluca
Mexico Sierra de Manantlán
Mexico Sierra Chincua
Mexico Sierra de Arteaga
Mexico Sierra de Atoyac y Bosques de Niebla de la Costa Grande
Mexico Tlanchinol y bosques de montaña del noreste de Hidalgo
Mexico Bosques Montanos de Zacapoaxtla y Zautla
Mexico Sierra de Zongolica y Tenango
Mexico Cerro El Viejo – Puerto Purificación
Mexico Corredor de Barrancas de la Sierra Madre Occidental
Mexico Sierra de Petatlán
Mexico Tumbiscatío

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable resident
Altitude 1300 - 3400 m Occasional altitudinal limits 900 - 3500 m

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Atlapetes pileatus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/08/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/08/2020.