BirdLife International lists the Rufous Twistwing as a species of Least Concern, although Tobias et al. (2008) recommended that the Rufous Twistwing to be listed as Vulnerable under the IUCN Red List criteria;further surveys could provide additional information warranting a change in status. The Rufous Twistwing appears to be highly specialized upon Guadua bamboo habitats; appears to be the least abundant of all Amazonian bamboo specialist birds. This species may be area sensitive, occurring only in large mature bamboo patches; and may be declining due to habitat loss that is likely to accelerate in the near future due to road development projects (Lane et al. 2007, Tobias et al. 2008). The Rufous Twistwing is recorded from the Peru’s Manu National Park and Tambopata National Reserve (Lane et al. 2007, Tobias et al. 2008), and may well be discovered to occur in other Peruvian protected areas in the region (such as the Alto Purús National Park or the upper reaches of the Los Amigos Conservation Concession).