Rufous-throated Tanager Ixothraupis rufigula

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Conservation

Conservation Status

The conservation status of the Rufous-throated Tanager has been listed by IUCN Red List as of Least Concern (BirdLife International 2014). Although it does not have a large estimated range and has a decreasing population trend, it received this categorization due to it still being fairly common and the decline not assessed as rapid (BirdLife International 2014). Parker et al. 1996 considered this species of “medium” conservation priority relative to other Neotropical birds.

Effects of human activity on populations

Parker et al. (1996) considered the Rufous-throated Tanager to have a medium degree of sensitivity to human disturbance relative to other Neotropical birds. Due to inhabiting only dense forest-like habitat, the Rufous-throated Tanager is especially vulnerable to extinction if deforestation progresses. However, in the short term, the species is secure as a result of still having a considerable intact habitat (Hilty 1997).

Recommended Citation

Rufous-throated Tanager (Ixothraupis rufigula), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/ruttan1