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 stable, 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 is described as 'common' (Stotz et al. 1996).
This population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.
Occurs in central Andes of Colombia (Caldas), south through Ecuador to extreme northern Peru (eastern Piura, north western Cajamarca).
It inhabits elfin forest and páramo with scattered low shrubbery and trees, especially near lakes or swampy areas; also in scrub and hedgerows in pasture; frequently venturing into the open, even in broad daylight. At 2200–4500 m, mostly above 2800 m.
Text account compilers
Butchart, S., Derhé, M. & Ekstrom, J.
BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Grallaria quitensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/01/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/01/2018.