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). The population trend appears to be increasing, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, 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.
The global population size has not been quantified, but this species was described as 'fairly common but patchily distributed', prior to being split (Stotz et al. 1996).
This species spreads into areas following deforestation (del Hoyo et al. 2004), and is therefore suspected to be increasing overall.
Subspecies P. t. tumbezana occuring in Pacific lowlands of SW Ecuador (C Manabí to W Loja) and NW Peru (Tumbes, E Piura, NE Lambayeque). Subspecies P. t. inflava occurring in arid NW Peru from C Piura and C Lambayeque S to N Lima. Subspecies P. t. maranonica occurring in arid NC Peru in Marañón Valley, W Amazonas, E Cajamarca and E La Libertad.
Text account compilers
Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J. & Hardenbol, A.
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Phaeomyias tumbezana. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/tumbes-tyrannulet-phaeomyias-tumbezana on 10/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 10/12/2023.