|Scientific Name:||Buteo ventralis|
|Species Authority:||Gould, 1837|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Butchart, S. & Symes, A.|
This species is thought to have a small global population and is considered Near Threatened. If further infomation indicates that its total population falls below 1,000 mature individuals, it would qualify for uplisting to Vulnerable.
|Range Description:||Buteo ventralis is endemic to the lower Andes of Patagonia in southern Chile and Argentina, where it is rare, occurring at naturally low densities. No data is available regarding numbers or densities, and there is no firm evidence of a decline, but its habitat has suffered extensive degradation and some authorities consider that the total population is unlikely to exceed 1,000 individuals (Ferguson-Lees and Christie 2001). Further information is required regarding population size, trends and other potential or existing threats. Increased knowledge of identification features may generate more records of this species.|
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|Population:||The total population is placed in the band 250-999 mature individuals, equating to 375-1,499 individuals in total, rounded here to 350-1,500 individuals.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It inhabits the ecotone between Nothofagus forest and steppe grassland from sea level to at least 1,200 m.|
|Major Threat(s):||Its habitat has been negatively affected by logging and overgrazing since the introduction of sheep and cattle (S. Imberti in litt. 2003).|
Conservation Actions Underway
None is known. Conservation Actions Proposed
Survey to obtain an accurate population estimate and monitor trends. Clarify threats. Protect areas of suitable habitat and safeguard against the effects of logging and overgrazing.
|Citation:||BirdLife International 2012. Buteo ventralis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 May 2013.|
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