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Rufous-faced Antpitta Grallaria erythrotis

Harold F. Greeney
Version: 1.0 — Published August 30, 2013


Based on apparently stable populations and no signs of declining abundance, despite its limited range, Rufous-faced Antpitta is considered of Least Concern by Birdlife International (2013). A note of caution to conservationists, however, that there is some debate over the actual range-size of this species. BirdLife International (2013) considers Rufous-faced Antpitta to have a range-size large enough to signal that it does not merit threatened status. Estimation of range-size for this and other species (Young et al. 2009, Hertzog et al. 2012, BirdLife 2013) vary considerably, however. Recently, Hertzog et al. (2012) suggested that the actual range of Rufous-faced Antpitta may be considerably less (20391 km2) than currently used in evaluating its conservation threat status (39100 km2; BirdLife International 2013).

Effects of human activity on populations

No threats to populations of Rufous-faced Antpittas have been specifically documented, though like most tropical species it should be carefully watched as human encroachment on its habitat continues. Rufous-faced Antpitta appears fairly immune to anthropogenic disturbance to their habitat, as long as second growth and forest edge are maintained.

Recommended Citation

Greeney, H. F. (2013). Rufous-faced Antpitta (Grallaria erythrotis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.rufant2.01