Dwarf Tinamou Taoniscus nanus

Family: Tinamidae (Tinamous)

Authority: (Temminck, 1815)

Red List Category

Criteria: B2ab(ii,iii)

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Justification of Red List category
The species occurs in scattered localities in a small area in the cerrado of central and south-east Brazil. 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. Therefore the species is listed as Endangered.

Population size: 2500-9999 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,020,000 km2

Country endemic: no

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Taoniscus nanus. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/dwarf-tinamou-taoniscus-nanus on 07/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 07/12/2023.