Marsh Tapaculo Scytalopus iraiensis

Family: Rhinocryptidae (Tapaculos)

Authority: Bornschein, Reinert & Pichorim, 1998

Red List Category

Criteria: B2ab(ii,iii,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is restricted to very small, scattered areas of grasslands in alluvial plains. Connectivity between occupied areas is low, and it is assumed that the majority are in subpopulations that are both small and isolated. Ongoing loss and degradation of its habitat indicate that the population is in decline. The species is therefore listed as Vulnerable.

Population size: 11200 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 318,500 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Scytalopus iraiensis. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.