IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)


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Range Description

Sclerurus albigularis is a polytypic Neotropical species, with a patchy distribution (del Hoyo et al. 2003, A. Lees in litt. 2011). Subspecies canigularis occurs in the foothills of Costa Rica and west Chiriqu, western Panama (del Hoyo et al. 2003). Subspecies propinquus is a scarce endemic of the Santa Marta Mts, north Colombia. The nominate subspecies albigularis occurs in Colombia's Perij Mts, as well as further south in the east Andes of the country, as far as east Cauca, and in the Macarena Mts; however it is scarce throughout. The same subspecies is fairly common in the Andean foothills of west and north Venezuela, ranging east as far as Sucre on the Paria Peninsula; it is known to occur in the Henri Pittier National Park (del Hoyo et al. 2003, Hilty 2003). This taxon is also found in Trinidad and Tobago, where it is present at Trinidad's Asa Wright Nature Centre; it is considered uncommon in the country. Subspecies zamorae is very rare in the Andean foothills of west Napo, in eastern Ecuador, ranging from there south through Cajamarca, central Peru, to Pasco (del Hoyo et al. 2003, Restall et al. 2006). Subspecies albicollis is known from Ucayali in south-east Peru, Acre and north Rondnia in south-west Brazil, and the Andes of Bolivia, from La Paz and Beni south to north-west Santa Cruz and Tarija. Subspecies kempffi is endemic to the Serrana de Huanchaca in north-east Santa Cruz, Bolivia (del Hoyo et al. 2003).


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