Stresemann's Bristlefront Merulaxis stresemanni

Family: Rhinocryptidae (Tapaculos)

Authority: Sick, 1960

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(ii,iii,v); C2a(i,ii); D

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Justification of Red List category
There have been been few recent sightings of this species, which must now have an extremely small population. All recent sightings have been made in and around the Mata do Passarinho Reserve on the Minas Gerais - Bahia border, so the species has an extremely small extent of occurrence. Its population size and habitat are likely to be declining owing to fires, logging and the clearance of steep humid valley-floor forest for cattle-ranching and agriculture. For these reasons it is classified as Critically Endangered.

Population size: 1-49

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 34 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Merulaxis stresemanni. Downloaded from on 31/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 31/03/2023.