IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)


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Range Description

Basileuterus griseiceps occupies a restricted range in north-east Venezuela in the Turimiquire Massif (both in the Serrana de Turimiquire the west of the San Antonio valley and the Cordillera de Caripe to the east) on the borders of Sucre, Anzoategui and Monagas. Since the 1960s, it has been recorded on eight mountains: cerros La Pizarra, Turimiquire, El Guamal and Quiriquire ("Piedra 'e Mole'") in the in the Serrana de Turimiquire, and cerros Macanillal, Negro, El Gobierno and Cumbres de San Bonifacio in the Cordillera de Caripe (Colvee 1999, Azprua 2007, C. J. Sharpe in litt. 2011). Of these, it appears to be most numerous at Cerro Quiriquire ("Piedra 'e Mole'") (Azprua 2007, C. J. Sharpe in litt. 2011). On Cerro Negro, no more than ten small patches of suitable habitat remain (Boesman and Curson 1995, T. Brooks in litt. 1999). One patch was only 2 km2 and probably held 2-5 pairs (Boesman and Curson 1995). In 1993, one individual was observed on Cumbres de San Bonifacio (Boesman and Curson 1995).


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