Author Archives: Hannah Wheatley (BirdLife)

Bahama Nuthatch (Sitta insularis): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Bahama Nuthatch Bahama Nuthatch (Sitta insularis) is endemic to the Bahamas, where it is found only on one island, Grand Bahama Island (Harrap 2016). It is a forest species with a very small range and population … Continue reading

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White-winged Guan (Penelope albipennis): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for White-winged Guan: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/white-winged-guan-penelope-albipennis The White-winged Guan (Penelope albipennis) survives only in Lambayeque, Piura (Díaz-Montes and del Solar-Rojas 1997) and Cajamarca departments in north-west Peru. Historically, the species was probably well distributed across the Tumbesian dry forest … Continue reading

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Rusty-flanked Crake (Laterallus levraudi): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Rusty-flanked Crake: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/rusty-flanked-crake-laterallus-levraudi The Rusty-flanked Crake occurs on the lower Caribbean slope of north-west Venezuela, in eastern Zulia (V. Morón-Zambrano in litt. 2012), Barinas, Portuguesa, Falcón, Lara, Yaracuy, Carabobo, Aragua, Distrito Federal and Miranda. Until 1995, … Continue reading

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Rapa Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus huttoni): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Rapa Fruit-dove: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/rapa-fruit-dove-ptilinopus-huttoni The Rapa fruit-dove (Ptilinopus huttoni) is endemic to the tiny island of Rapa in the Tubuai Islands, French Polynesia, where its population was estimated at 274 individuals (175-368) in 1989-1990 (Thibault and Varney … Continue reading

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Forest thrush (Turdus lherminieri): request for information

BirdLife species factsheet for Forest thrush: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/forest-thrush-turdus-lherminieri Forest thrush (Turdus lherminieri) is endemic to the Lesser Antilles, where it is uncommon on Montserrat (to U.K.), Dominica and Guadeloupe (to France), and rare (perhaps extirpated) on St Lucia. The species underwent … Continue reading

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Turquoise-fronted Amazon (Amazona aestiva): request for information

BirdLife species factsheet for Turquoise-fronted Amazon: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/turquoise-fronted-amazon-amazona-aestiva The Turquoise-fronted Amazon Amazona aestiva has a large range across northern and eastern Bolivia, east to eastern Brazil and south through Paraguay to northern Argentina. The species’s population has not been quantified, but it … Continue reading

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Palau Ground-dove (Alopecoenas canifrons): Uplist from Near Threatened to Vulnerable?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2017 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding the status of several was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of these species as part of the 2018 Red List … Continue reading

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Cinereous Warbling-finch (Microspingus cinereus): downlist from Vulnerable to Least Concern or Near Threatened?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2018 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Bare-throated Bellbird (Procnias nudicollis): downlist from Vulnerable to Near Threatened?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2018 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Atlantic Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus swainsoni): downlist from Vulnerable to Near Threatened?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2018 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Russet-winged Spadebill (Platyrinchus leucoryphus): downlist from Vulnerable to Near Threatened?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2018 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Restinga Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes kronei): downlist from Vulnerable to Near Threatened or Least Concern?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2018 Red List update this … Continue reading

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White-bearded Antshrike (Biatas nigropectus): downlist from VU to NT?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2018 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Hooded Visorbearer (Augastes lumachella): uplist from Near Threatened to Endangered?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2018 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Three-toed Jacamar (Jacamaralcyon tridactyla): downlist from Vulnerable to Near Threatened?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2018 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Anjouan Scops-owl (Otus capnodes): Downlist to Endangered?

Anjouan Scops-owl (Otus capnodes – BirdLife species factsheet) is currently classified as Critically Endangered because it has been considered to have a small population which is likely to be declining owing to continuing habitat destruction and degradation in its small … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Elfin-woods Warbler (Setophaga angelae): uplist from Vulnerable to Endangered?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Chestnut Seedeater (Sporophila cinnamomea): downlist from Vulnerable to Near Threatened?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Rufous Twistwing (Cnipodectes superrufus): downlist from VU to NT or LC?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Pernambuco Foliage-gleaner (Automolus lammi): uplist from Vulnerable to Endangered?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Red-tailed Amazon (Amazona brasiliensis): downlist from Vulnerable to Near Threatened?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Tessmann’s Flycatcher (Fraseria tessmanni): List as Least Concern?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2015 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Eared Quetzal (Euptilotis neoxenus): Downlist to Least Concern?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2015 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2016 topics: Chat Tanager (Calyptophilus frugivorus) is being split: list C. frugivorus as Near Threatened and C. tertius as Vulnerable?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

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Archived 2016 topics: Yellow-shouldered Amazon (Amazona barbadensis): Downlist to Near Threatened?

Amazona barbadensis (BirdLife species factsheet) is found in several isolated populations in northern coastal Venezuela and the islands of Margarita, La Blanquilla, Curaçao and Bonaire (to Netherlands) (Rodríguez-Ferraro 2009).  It is currently extinct in the Paraguaná peninsula on mainland Venezuela … Continue reading

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Archived 2016 topics: Bahia Spinetail (Synallaxis whitneyi): downlist from Vulnerable to Near Threatened?

BirdLife species factsheet for Bahia Spinetail Bahia Spinetail is endemic to eastern Brazil, occurring in Bahia and Minas Gerais. The species was discovered in 1992 near Boa Nova, in the Serra da Ouricana, east Bahia, Brazil (Pacheco and Gonzaga 1995). … Continue reading

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Archived 2015 topics: Archer’s Lark (Heteromirafra archeri) and Liben Lark (H. sidamoensis) are being lumped as Liben Lark (H. archeri): List the newly defined species as Critically Endangered?

Archer’s Lark (Heteromirafra archeri) and Liben Lark (H. sidamoensis) are being lumped as Liben Lark (H. archeri) following new analysis of morphological, molecular and vocal evidence (Spottiswoode et al. 2013). Prior to this taxonomic change, both H. archeri (BirdLife species … Continue reading

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Archived 2015 topics: Seychelles Warbler (Acrocephalus sechellensis): Downlist to Near Threatened?

Seychelles Warbler (Acrocephalus sechellensis – BirdLife species factsheet) is currently classified as Vulnerable under Criterion D2, since it was confined to just four tiny islands with a very small range and was thought to be at risk from introduced predators. … Continue reading

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Archived 2015 topics: Emerald Starling (Coccycolius iris): List as Least Concern?

Emerald Starling (Coccycolius iris – BirdLife species factsheet) is currently classified as Data Deficient due to a prior lack of knowledge on its ecology, movements and population size. C. iris is known from west and south-east Guinea, Sierra Leone and … Continue reading

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Archived 2015 topics: Chatham Petrel (Pterodroma axillaris): Downlist to Vulnerable?

Chatham Petrel (Pterodroma axillaris) breeds only in the Chatham Islands, New Zealand, where it is restricted to South East Island (= Rangatira), Pitt Island and main Chatham Island, having been reintroduced to both of the latter two. P. axillaris is … Continue reading

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Archived 2015 topics: Swift Parrot (Lathamus discolor): Uplist to Critically Endangered?

Swift Parrot (Lathamus discolor) is currently listed as Endangered due to a small and declining breeding population and because of the range of threats to the species in both its breeding and wintering ranges. L. discolor breeds in Tasmania, Australia, … Continue reading

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Archived 2015 topics: Rapa Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus huttoni): Uplist to Endangered?

Rapa Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus huttoni) (BirdLife species factsheet) is currently classified as Vulnerable because the population is very small and confined to undisturbed forest fragments on one tiny island. P. huttoni is endemic to the island of Rapa in the Tubuai … Continue reading

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