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Straight-billed Reedhaunter Limnoctites rectirostris

IUCN Red List Criteria

Near Threatened (criteria nearly met) C1+2a(i) 

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Near Threatened
2008 Near Threatened
2004 Near Threatened
2000 Lower Risk/Near Threatened
1994 Lower Risk/Near Threatened
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type continent
Average mass 18.5 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 180,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing poor -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.8 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'fairly common but patchily distributed' (Stotz et al. 1996).
Trend justification: A slow population decline is suspected to be occurring, as suitable habitats within the range continue to be affected by agricultural activities.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Argentina Native Extant       Yes
Brazil Native Extant       Yes
Uruguay Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Argentina Ceibas site factsheet
Argentina El Talar de Belén site factsheet
Argentina Pastizales de Ibicuy site factsheet
Argentina Reserva Natural Otamendi, Reserva Provincial Río Lujan y alrededores site factsheet
Brazil Banhado dos Pachecos site factsheet
Brazil Campos da Região de Bagé site factsheet
Brazil Campos de Cima da Serra site factsheet
Brazil Campos do Planalto das Araucárias site factsheet
Brazil Região de Pinheiro Machado site factsheet
Brazil Região dos Aparados da Serra site factsheet
Brazil Várzea do Canal São Gonçalo site factsheet
Uruguay Castillos Lagoon site factsheet
Uruguay del Este Hills site factsheet
Uruguay Eastern Wetlands site factsheet
Uruguay North "Quebradas" and grasslands site factsheet
Uruguay Penino Beach and Santa Lucía Wetlands site factsheet
Uruguay Quebradas de Treinta y Tres site factsheet
Uruguay Rocha Lagoon site factsheet
Uruguay Sierra de los Ríos site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) major resident
Wetlands (inland) Shrub Dominated Wetlands suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1100 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Agriculture & aquaculture Livestock farming & ranching / Small-holder grazing, ranching or farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Agriculture & aquaculture Wood & pulp plantations / Agro-industry plantations Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation
Agriculture & aquaculture Wood & pulp plantations / Scale Unknown/Unrecorded Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Pollution Domestic & urban waste water / Type Unknown/Unrecorded Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 4
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation
Pollution Garbage & solid waste Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 4
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation
Residential & commercial development Housing & urban areas Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Limnoctites rectirostris. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/12/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/12/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Near Threatened
Family Furnariidae (Ovenbirds)
Species name author Gould, 1839
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 180,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species