Neothraupis fasciata


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Neothraupis fasciata
Species Authority: (Lichtenstein, 1823)
Common Name(s):
English White-banded Tanager, Shrike-like Tanager

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): Clay, R.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Butchart, S., Gilroy, J., O'Brien, A., Sharpe, C J
This species is generally scarce within its range, and is likely to be declining moderately rapidly as a result of habitat loss and degradation for agricultural development. It is therefore listed as Near Threatened.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Neothraupis fasciata occurs in the cerrado of east and south Brazil (south Maranhão and Piauí south to Minas Gerais and north São Paulo, and west to south Mato Grosso), east Bolivia (Santa Cruz) and north-east Paraguay (recently from single sites in Canindeyú and San Pedro but historically south to Caaguazú) (Ridgely and Tudor 1989, Hayes 1995, Lowen et al. 1996, R. P. Clay in litt. 2000). It is uncommon to fairly common within suitable habitats.
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Paraguay
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in dense cerrado, and has been found in cerradão, occurring less frequently in savannas and disturbed areas (Isler and Isler 1987).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Conversion to soybeans, exportable crops and Eucalyptus plantations (encouraged by government land reform in all three countries) has severely impacted cerrado habitats (Parker and Willis 1997), with grasslands in Paraguay additionally threatened by extensive cattle-ranching (Lowen et al. 1996). One study in Brazil (Duca et al. 2009) suggests that fire suppression is the most cost-effective management option for increasing populations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions Underway
Conservation Actions Proposed
Conduct detailed studies to identify key habitat requirements and likely threats. Repeat surveys of known and historic sites to determine rates of decline and range contraction. Protect significant areas of suitable habitat.

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Neothraupis fasciata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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