Carpornis cucullata


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Carpornis cucullata
Species Authority: (Swainson, 1821)
Common Name(s):
English Hooded Berryeater
Carpornis cucullatus BirdLife International (2004)
Carpornis cucullatus Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993)
Carpornis cucullatus Stotz et al. (1996)
Carpornis cucullatus Collar and Andrew (1988)
Carpornis cucullatus Collar et al. (1994)
Carpornis cucullatus BirdLife International (2000)
Taxonomic Notes: Gender agreement of species name follows David and Gosselin (2002b).

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.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Capper, D., O'Brien, A., Sharpe, C J, Symes, A.
This species is classified as Near Threatened because it is suspected to be declining moderately rapidly owing to habitat loss.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Carpornis cucullata is restricted to south-east Brazil (Espírito Santo south to Rio Grande do Sul) (Sick 1993, Ridgely and Tudor 1994, Parker et al. 1996). It is apparently rather uncommon but may be overlooked due to its inconspicuous behaviour.

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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'uncommon' (Stotz et al. 1996).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is restricted to lowland and montane evergreen forests and palm groves at 400-1,600 m. In the north of its range (Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro), it is almost entirely restricted to montane forest.

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Agricultural conversion and deforestation for mining and plantation production historically threatened its lowland forests (Fearnside 1996) and has destroyed the majority of suitable lowland habitat in the north of its range. Current key threats are urbanisation, industrialisation, agricultural expansion, colonisation and associated road-building (Dinerstein et al. 1995).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions Underway
It occurs in several protected areas, including Serra dos Órgãos National Park, Augusto Ruschi Biological Reserve and Intervales and Serra do Mar State Parks (del Hoyo et al. 2004).

Conservation Actions Proposed
Effectively protect and manage protected areas where the species occurs. Monitor population at strongholds and search for the species in potentially suitable habitat at new sites. Study its ecology and its ability to persist in degraded and fragmented habitats. Use GIS habitat loss data to produce estimate of declines.

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Carpornis cucullata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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