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Black-bellied Gnateater Conopophaga melanogaster

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Conopophagidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Harold F. Greeney


Conservation Status

Black-bellied Gnateater has a fairly large range and, despite the fact that populations appear to be declining, BirdLife International (2013) has evaluated this species as one of Least Concern.

Effects of human activity on populations

Though, to some degree, all tropical organisms face some degree of habitat threat due to anthropogenic alterations of their habitat, a recent analysis by Bird et al. (2012) suggests that habitat within the range of Black-bellied Gnateater is not under enough immediate threat to upgrade the species to one of conservation concern. No specific threats have been studied in detail, but Haugaasen et al. (2003) found Black-bellied Gnateaters absent from areas of habitat that had been partially burned less than two years previously.

Recommended Citation

Greeney, H. F. (2013). Black-bellied Gnateater (Conopophaga melanogaster), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.