Pipreola chlorolepidota


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pipreola chlorolepidota
Species Authority: Swainson, 1837
Common Name(s):
English Fiery-throated Fruiteater

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): Symes, A. & Butchart, S.
Contributor(s): Salaman, P.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Capper, D., Harding, M., Isherwood, I., O'Brien, A., Sharpe, C J
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: Pipreola chlorolepidota occurs in the east foothills of the Andes from south Colombia, Ecuador to north and central Peru, south to Pasco (Ridgely and Tudor 1994). It is known only from west Caquetá, Cauca and Putumayo in Colombia (Hilty and Brown 1986, P. G. W. Salaman in litt. 1999), and is rare in Ecuador (Ridgely et al. 1998) and Peru (Parker et al. 1982), but locally uncommon at some sites (Parker et al. 1982).

Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as uncommon and patchily distributed, or rare to uncommon.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits the lower and middle growth of humid forest, principally at 600-1,200 m, but has been observed at 300 m in Ecuador and Peru (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001, Schulenberg et al. 2007). It was recently recorded in the Cerros del Sira of Peru at 1,450-1,500 m (Mee et al. 2002).

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Many of its foothill forests are under intense threat from conversion to agriculture and cattle pasture, mining operations, oil exploration and logging, with widespread destruction being caused by peasant farmers and tea and coffee growers (Dinerstein et al. 1995).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions Underway
Occurs in Sangay National Park, Ecuador.

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

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Pipreola chlorolepidota. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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