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Slaty-breasted Tinamou Crypturellus boucardi

Vitor Gomes, R. Bribiesca-Formisano, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, and Marîa del Coro Arizmendi
Version: 1.0 — Published January 10, 2014


Slaty-breasted Tinamou has a large geographic range, and usually is fairly common to common within its habitat (an estimated distribution of about 334,000 km2 and an estimated world breeding population of 20,000-49,999 mature individuals (BirdLife International 2014). Therefore its IUCN Red List conservation status is assessed as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2013). In Mexico Slaty-breasted Tinamou is considered as threatened (NOM-059 SEMARNAT 2010), and is considered a fragile species due to deforestation and habitat loss. Slaty-breasted Tinamous also is a species of high concern to Partners in Flight (Berlanga et al. 2010). Based on determinations of habitat loss, Berlanga et al. (2010) estimated that 50% or more of its population has been lost in Mexico during the last century.

Effects of human activity on populations

Slaty-breasted Tinamou is hunted for food, and like all forest species, is affected by habitat loss such as logging or conversion of forest to agriculture.

Recommended Citation

Gomes, V., R. Bribiesca-Formisano, C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, C. A. Soberanes-González, and M. d. C. Arizmendi (2014). Slaty-breasted Tinamou (Crypturellus boucardi), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.slbtin1.01