R. flammigerus is conspicuous in shrubby areas, usually near water (Ridgely and Tudor 1989). The global population size has never been quantified, but this species is “common” relative to other Neotropical birds (Parker et al. 1996) and appears to be stable. According to Birdlife International (2016), the population is thought to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats. Also, due to its wide geographical range (>20,000 km), it is cataloged as a species of “Least Concern” by the IUCN. In addition, Parker et al. (1996) consider this species of “low” conservation priority relative to other Neotropical birds.