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Chestnut Seedeater Sporophila cinnamomea

IUCN Red List Criteria

Critically Endangered  
Endangered  
Vulnerable A2cde+3cde+4cde;C2a(i) 

IUCN Red List history

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

Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type continent
Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 59,500 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 1,430,000 medium
Number of locations 11-100 -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 2500-9999 poor Estimated 2000
Population trend Decreasing poor -
Number of subpopulations 2-100 - - -
Largest subpopulation 251-1000 - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.8 - - -
Population justification: The population is estimated to number 2,500-9,999 mature individuals based on an assessment of known records, descriptions of abundance and range size. This is consistent with recorded population density estimates for congeners or close relatives with a similar body size, and the fact that only a proportion of the estimated Extent of Occurrence is likely to be occupied. This estimate is equivalent to 3,750-14,999 individuals in total, rounded here to 3,500-15,000 individuals.
Trend justification: A rapid and on-going decline is suspected, owing to trapping for the bird trade, compounded by habitat loss and degradation.

Country/Territory distribution

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

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Argentina Barra Concepción site factsheet
Argentina Campo San Juan site factsheet
Argentina Ceibas site factsheet
Argentina Cuenca del río Aguapey site factsheet
Argentina Estancia Mora Cué y alrededores site factsheet
Argentina Estancia Puerto Valle site factsheet
Argentina Estancia San Juan Poriahú site factsheet
Argentina Estero Valenzuela site factsheet
Argentina Galarza site factsheet
Argentina Loma Alta site factsheet
Argentina Lomada de San Alonso site factsheet
Argentina Nandubaysal-El Potrero site factsheet
Argentina Parque Nacional El Palmar site factsheet
Argentina Parque Nacional Mburucuyá site factsheet
Argentina Pastizales de Ibicuy site factsheet
Argentina Perdices site factsheet
Argentina Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur site factsheet
Argentina Reserva El Bagual site factsheet
Argentina Reserva Natural Rincón de Santa María site factsheet
Argentina Rincón del Socorro-Iberá site factsheet
Brazil Banhado São Donato site factsheet
Brazil Campos da Região de Bagé site factsheet
Brazil Itirapina site factsheet
Brazil Jaguariaíva site factsheet
Brazil Parque Nacional da Serra da Bodoquena e Entorno site factsheet
Brazil Parque Nacional das Emas site factsheet
Brazil Parque Nacional de Ilha Grande site factsheet
Brazil Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural SESC Pantanal e Entorno site factsheet
Brazil Rios Negro e Aquidauana site factsheet
Paraguay Arroyos y Esteros site factsheet
Paraguay Bosque Mbaracayú site factsheet
Paraguay Campo Llano site factsheet
Paraguay Cerrado de Laguna Blanca site factsheet
Paraguay Estero Ñu Guazú - General Artigas site factsheet
Paraguay Isla Yacyretá site factsheet
Paraguay Lago Ypoa site factsheet
Paraguay Parque Nacional San Rafael site factsheet
Paraguay San Miguel Potrero site factsheet
Paraguay Tapyta site factsheet
Paraguay Yabebyry site factsheet
Uruguay Corralitos site factsheet
Uruguay Grassland and wetlands of Negro River down basin site factsheet
Uruguay Guichón site factsheet
Uruguay Lorenzo Geyres and Quebracho Grasslands site factsheet
Uruguay Meseta de Artigas site factsheet
Uruguay San Antonio site factsheet
Uruguay Young Grasslands site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded major breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded major non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands major breeding
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands major non-breeding
Altitude 0 - 1100 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Agriculture & aquaculture Annual & perennial non-timber crops / Agro-industry farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Decline Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Agriculture & aquaculture Annual & perennial non-timber crops / Small-holder farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Decline Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Agriculture & aquaculture Livestock farming & ranching / Agro-industry grazing, ranching or farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Rapid Declines Medium Impact: 7
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Agriculture & aquaculture Livestock farming & ranching / Small-holder grazing, ranching or farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Decline Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Agriculture & aquaculture Wood & pulp plantations / Agro-industry plantations Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Decline Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Biological resource use Hunting & trapping terrestrial animals / Intentional use (species is the target) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Rapid Declines Medium Impact: 7
Stresses
Species mortality
Invasive and other problematic species, genes & diseases Invasive non-native/alien species/diseases / Unspecified eucalyptus (Eucalyptus spp.) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation
Invasive and other problematic species, genes & diseases Invasive non-native/alien species/diseases / Unspecified pines (Pinus spp.) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation
Invasive and other problematic species, genes & diseases Invasive non-native/alien species/diseases / Unspecified species Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation
Pollution Agricultural & forestry effluents / Type Unknown/Unrecorded Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Sporophila cinnamomea. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/08/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/08/2014.

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 Vulnerable
Family Emberizidae (Buntings, American sparrows and allies)
Species name author (Lafresnaye, 1839)
Population size 2500-9999 mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 59,500 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species