Kleinothraupis reyi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Aves Passeriformes Thraupidae

Scientific Name: Kleinothraupis reyi (Berlepsch, 1885)
Common Name(s):
English Grey-capped Hemispingus, Gray-capped Hemispingus
Hemispingus reyi (Berlepsch, 1885)
Taxonomic Source(s): SACC. 2005 and updates. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-10-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Butchart, S., Gilroy, J., O'Brien, A., Sharpe, C.J.
This species occurs within a small range, and its habitats are being increasingly eroded by human developments, particularly agriculture. However, the range is not yet severely fragmented or restricted to few locations. For these reasons, the species is classified as Near Threatened.

Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Hemispingus reyi occurs from northern Táchira through Mérida to Trujillo on the Cordillera de Mérida in the Andes of west Venezuela (Meyer de Schauensee and Phelps 1978, Hilty 2003). It is fairly common.

Countries occurrence:
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Additional data:
Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):Yes
Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO):NoEstimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:14300
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):YesExtreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):No
Continuing decline in number of locations:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations:NoLower elevation limit (metres):1900
Upper elevation limit (metres):3200
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Population [top]

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

Trend Justification:  There are no new data on population trends, although declines could be occurring due to habitat loss.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals:UnknownContinuing decline of mature individuals:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations:NoPopulation severely fragmented:No
Continuing decline in subpopulations:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in subpopulations:NoAll individuals in one subpopulation:No
No. of individuals in largest subpopulation:100

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found in or near Chusquea bamboo in montane and elfin forest and shrubby forest edge at elevations of 2,150-3,000 m (Hilty 2003).

Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes
Generation Length (years):3.7
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Although some large tracts of forest remain within its limited range, deforestation has been locally severe with logging continuing to expand to higher areas (Stattersfield et al. 1998). The east slope of the Cordillera de Mérida is being cleared for extensive cattle-ranching. Agricultural colonisation, mining concessions and road-building pose further threats to remaining habitat (Stattersfield et al. 1998).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions Underway
Conservation Actions Proposed
Repeat surveys of known sites in order to monitor population trends and rates of range contraction. Campaign for the protection of a sites incorporating the full mosaic of montane forest habitats within the range.

Citation: BirdLife International. 2016. Kleinothraupis reyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22722226A94755699. . Downloaded on 26 May 2018.
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