Todirostrum viridanum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Todirostrum viridanum
Species Authority: Hellmayr, 1927
Common Name(s):
English Maracaibo Tody-flycatcher, Maracaibo Tody-Flycatcher

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Contributor(s): Sharpe, C J
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Capper, D., O'Brien, A., Sharpe, C J, Symes, A.
This species has a moderately small extent of occurrence within which it is suspected to be declining. It is therefore classified as Near Threatened.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Todirostrum viridanum occurs in coastal Falcón and Zulia, north-west Venezuela (Ridgely and Tudor 1994, Hilty 2003).

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as fairly common.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is fairly common in arid lowland thorn scrub and deciduous woodland at elevations up to 200 m (Ridgely and Tudor 1994, Parker et al. 1996, Hilty 2003).

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Although expanses of suitable habitat remain within its limited range (Huber and Alarcón 1988, Forero 1989), substantial areas have been destroyed, principally around Lago de Maracaibo, as a result of burgeoning tourism, development pressures, overgrazing, firewood-gathering and pollution (Stattersfield et al. 1998). In Zulia, activities associated with the oil industry have caused localised clearance and degradation of its xeric habitat (C. J. Sharpe in litt. 2011).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions Underway
None is known.

Conservation Actions Proposed
Study its ecology and threats, particularly its tolerance to habitat degradation and fragmentation. Survey to obtain accurate population and trend estimates. Designate protected areas in remaining suitable habitat within its range.

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Todirostrum viridanum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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