Scytalopus stilesi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Scytalopus stilesi
Species Authority: Cuervo, Cadena, Krabbe & Renjifo, 2005
Common Name(s):
English Stiles's Tapaculo

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Butchart, S., Bird, J.
Although this species may have a small range, it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was recently described from Colombia where it is found in the northern half of the Cordillera Central in the Colombian Andes in Antioquia, Caldas and Risaralda Departments.
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as fairly common in remnants of unspoilt habitat (Restall et al. 2006).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species is found in cloudforest at 1,420-2,130.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Within the species former range an estimated 63% of forest cover has been lost, a decline which has occurred over centuries. However, it is unlikely that it will decline by a further 30% during the coming decade.

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