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Dwarf Tinamou Taoniscus nanus



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

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 1,010,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Taoniscus nanus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2016.