List of threatened birds of Brazil

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critically endangered species and may be extinct in the wild

critically endangered species due to the intense destruction of the Atlantic forest.[4] Some species might be extinct in Brazil, like the glaucous macaw and the Eskimo curlew.[4]

A list of threatened species was published by Diário Oficial da União, on December 17, 2014.[3] Even though some species have been removed from the list (for instance, the hyacinth macaw), the number of threatened species has increased in comparison with the former list (which had 160 taxa).[4] Furthermore, the number of known species has been increasing considerably since the last half of the 20th century, and this has influenced the number of listed species.[4]

In spite of using the same criteria, the

IUCN.[4] That is because the assessments were done at different times by different researchers.[4]

Threatened birds of Brazil - ICMBio (2014)


The yellow-legged tinamou (Crypturellus noctivagus noctivagus) is listed as a vulnerable species
by ICMBio.



Order Anseriformes (ducks, geese, and swans)

Family Anatidae

  • Mergus octosetaceus (Brazilian merganser) CR IUCN - ICMBio status CR

Order Galliformes (gamebirds, landfowl, gallinaceous birds)

Atlantic forest

Family Cracidae (chachalacas, guans and curassows)


(New World quails)

Ordem Procellariiformes (petrels)

critically endangered species



Família Procellariidae (petrels)

Order Phaethontiformes (tropicbirds)