Parker et al. (1996) categorize R. bresilius as fairly common relative to other Neotropical birds, with a center of abundance in the lower tropical zone. Life span is estimated at 3.7 years (BirdLlife International 2016). Parasites include various isosporid coccidia species (Berto et al. 2009). No other information available on age at first breeding, survivorship, or population regulation.