Plushcap Catamblyrhynchus diadema

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Ashley Salinas and Kevin J. Burns


Conservation Status

BirdLife International (2010) lists the Plushcap in the category of Least Concern. This categorization is based the fact that the species has a relatively large range size (354,000 km2) compared to other Neotropical species. Although the population is decreasing, the rate is not rapid enough to meet the threshold of classification as Vulnerable. No population size estimate is available, but the size is believed to be large enough to warrant listing as Least Concern.

Effects of human activity on populations

Parker et al. (1996) listed the sensitivity of this species to human disturbance as High relative to other Neotropical species.

Recommended Citation

Salinas, A. and K. J. Burns (2010). Plushcap (Catamblyrhynchus diadema), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.