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Snowy Cotinga Carpodectes nitidus



Justification

Justification of Red List Category
This species has a very 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 thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size may be moderately small to large, 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.

Population justification
The global population is estimated to number fewer than 50,000 mature individuals (Partners in Flight 2019); thus it is here placed in the band 20,000-49,999 mature individuals. The species is described as 'uncommon' (Stotz et al. 1996).

Trend justification

The species is undergoing a large, significant decline (Partners in Flight 2019). A remote sensing study found that forest within the species's range has been lost at a rate of 11% over three generations (Tracewski et al. 2016); thus the species may be declining by <20% over three generations.

Acknowledgements

Text account compilers
Hermes, C.

Contributors
Palmer-Newton, A., Butchart, S. & Ekstrom, J.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Carpodectes nitidus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2022.