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Saw-billed Hermit Ramphodon naevius



Justification

Justification of Red List Category
This species is classified as Near Threatened because it is suspected to be declining moderately rapidly owing to habitat loss.

Population justification
The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'fairly common' (Stotz et al. (1996).

Trend justification
A moderately rapid and on-going population decline is suspected owing to habitat loss.

Distribution and population

Ramphodon naevius is relatively common in south-east Brazil (Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais and Santa Catarina, with a historic record from Rio Grande do Sul), to 900 m (Sick 1993, Parker et al. 1996).

Ecology

It occurs in lowland Atlantic forest and second growth.

Threats

Agricultural conversion and deforestation for mining and plantation production historically threatened its lowland forest habitats (Fearnside 1996). Current key threats are urbanisation, industrialisation, agricultural expansion, colonisation and associated road-building (Dinerstein et al. 1995).

Conservation actions

Conservation Actions Underway
CITES Appendix II.

Conservation Actions Proposed
Effectively protect and manage cores areas of remaining habitat. Monitor population at strongholds and search for the species in potentially suitable habitat at new sites. Study its ecology and its ability to persist in degraded and fragmented habitats. Attempt to obtain an accurate estimate of its population size and trends. Quantify extent of habitat losses.

Acknowledgements

Text account compilers
Benstead, P., Capper, D., Sharpe, C J, Symes, A.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Ramphodon naevius. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/11/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/11/2019.