Dwarf Tinamou Taoniscus nanus
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Family: Tinamidae (Tinamous)

Authority: (Temminck, 1815)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2c+3c+4c

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Justification of Red List category
A rapid and on-going population decline is suspected on the basis of rapid rates of loss and degradation of cerrado habitat, qualifying this species as Vulnerable. Although it may now largely be restricted to protected areas, these are not considered safe owing to frequent damaging fires and the increasing threat of conversion for Eucalyptus plantations and soya crops.

Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,010,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Taoniscus nanus. Downloaded from on 18/11/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 18/11/2018.