Russet-naped Wood-rail Aramides albiventris


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). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the threshold for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years of three generations). The population size is extremely large, and hence does not 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.

Population justification
There is no population data available, however the population is believed to be large.

Trend justification
The species is tentatively assessed as declining due to habitat loss through deforestation per Tracewski et al. 2016.

Distribution and population

The species occurs from central-northern Costa Rica through Central America to central Mexico.


The species inhabits swampy forest, forest edge and the margins of forest streams (Schulenberg 2019).


The species is able to adapt to habitat modification, but thought likely to have been negatively impacted by habitat conversion (Taylor 2019).


Text account compilers
Palmer-Newton, A., Elliott, N., Hermes, C.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Aramides albiventris. Downloaded from on 20/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 20/10/2021.