Species names in all available languages
|English (United States)||Little Tinamou|
|French (French Guiana)||Tinamou soui|
|Spanish (Costa Rica)||Tinamú Chico|
|Spanish (Ecuador)||Tinamú Chico|
|Spanish (Honduras)||Tinamú Pequeño|
|Spanish (Mexico)||Tinamú Menor|
|Spanish (Panama)||Tinamú Chico|
|Spanish (Peru)||Perdiz Chica|
|Spanish (Spain)||Tinamú chico|
Little Tinamou Crypturellus soui
Version: 1.0 — Published July 29, 2011
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The Little Tinamou is not threatened globally, with an IUCN Red List conservation status rating of Least Concern (BirdLife International 2011). Their global population trends have not been evaluated but are believed to be in good condition. In Mexico it is classified as subject to special protection. The main threat faced by these birds is habitat destruction; however, today many populations are within natural protected areas where the impact can be reduced. There is a need for monitoring to determine the status of populations.
Effects of human activity on populations
Little Tinamous are hunted for food; hunting pressure is described as particularly severe in Panama (Cabot 1992). The Little Tinamou also is at risk from widespread deforestation.