IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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Range Description

Grallaricula cucullata is known from a few scattered localities in Colombia and west Venezuela. The nominate subspecies occurs in Colombia on both slopes of the West Andes, at two sites in Valle del Cauca (L. Silva per N. Gmez in litt. 1999, C. Downing and J. Hickman in litt. 2003), and one in Cauca, although this latter sighting requires confirmation (Wege and Long 1995, P. G. W. Salaman in litt. 1995,1999). On the west slope of the Central Andes, it formerly occurred near Medelln, Antioquia, and has recently been found in Valle del Cauca (V. Rojas per N. Gomz in litt. 1999) and Risaralda (W. Beltrn per C. Downing in litt. 2000). At the head of the Magdalena valley, all recent records are from Cueva de los Gucharos National Park, Huila. Known sites for the subspecies venezuelana are are on the east slope of the East Andes in east Cundinamarca, Colombia (F. G. Stiles in litt. 1999), and in Apure and Tchira, Venezuela.


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