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- Six unusual habitats that are birding hotspots January 19, 2018
Category Archives: Indonesian cagebird trade
Archived 2017 topics: Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush (Garrulax mitratus): uplist to Near Threatened?
Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush (Garrulax mitratus) is currently considered Least Concern, as it has not been thought to approach any of the thresholds for listing as Vulnerable; the Extent of Occurrence is considerably in excess of 20,000 km2, and while the global … Continue reading
Archived 2016 topics: Blue-winged Leafbird (Chloropsis cochinchinensis) is being split: list C. cochinchinensis as Near Threatened?
Archived 2016 topics: Silver-eared Mesia Leiothrix argentauris is being split: list Sumatran Mesia L. laurinae as Critically Endangered, and L. argentauris as Least Concern?
Archived 2016 topics: Scarlet-breasted Lorikeet Trichoglossus forsteni: uplist from Near Threatened to Vulnerable?
Following the split of Scarlet-breasted Lorikeet (BirdLife species factsheet) from Rainbow Lorikeet (Collar et al. 2014) the species was assessed as Near Threatened on the basis that the population was thought to be undergoing a moderately rapid decline owing to … Continue reading
Archived 2016 topics: Orange-spotted Bulbul is being split: list Aceh Bulbul Pycnonotus snouckaerti as Vulnerable and P. bimaculatus as Near Threatened?
Archived 2016 topics: Javan White-eye (Zosterops flavus): uplist from Near Threatened to Vulnerable?
Zosterops flavus is currently assessed as Near Threatened on the basis that it has a highly restricted and fragmented range and is likely to be declining moderately as a result of habitat loss, but that the species could still be … Continue reading
Archived 2016 topics: Straw-headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus zeylanicus): uplist from Vulnerable to Endangered?
Straw-headed Bulbul (BirdLife species factsheet) is a Sundaic lowland forest and secondary growth riparian specialist with the unfortunate curse of a golden voice. Currently listed as Vulnerable on the basis that the species is estimated to have undergone population declines … Continue reading
Archived 2016 topics: Black-crested Bulbul (Pycnonotus melanicterus) is being split: list Ruby-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus dispar as Near Threatened?
Java Sparrow (BirdLife species factsheet) is currently listed as Vulnerable on the basis that intense trapping activity is inferred to have caused rapid declines in the population that are suspected to exceed 30% over the previous, current and future ten … Continue reading
Archived 2016 topics: Asian Pied Starling (Sturnus contra) is being split and placed in the genus Gracupica: list G. contra as Least Concern and Gracupica jalla as Critically Endangered?
Archived 2016 topics: Hill Myna (Gracula religiosa) is being split: list G. religiosa and G. indica as Least Concern, G. robusta as Critically Endangered and G. venerata as Endangered?
Archived 2016 topics: Rufous-fronted Laughingthrush (Garrulax rufifrons): uplist from Endangered to Critically Endangered?
A montane laughingthrush with a restricted historical distribution across the upper slopes of central and western Javan volcanoes, Garrulax rufifrons (BirdLife species factsheet) is currently listed as Endangered under criterion A2cd + 3cd +4cd. This listing, as mentioned above, was … Continue reading
Archived 2016 topics: Sumatran Laughingthrush (Garrulax bicolor): uplist from Vulnerable to Endangered?
Following the split of the Sumatran Laughingthrush (BirdLife species factsheet) from White-crested Laughingthrush G. leucolophus (Collar 2006) it was listed as Vulnerable on the basis that it was likely to have a small global population and rapid declines were thought … Continue reading
Archived 2016 topics: Greater Green Leafbird (Chloropsis sonnerati): uplist from Least Concern to Near Threatened or Vulnerable?
Greater Green Leafbird occurs in southern Myanmar, southwest Thailand, Borneo, Sumatra and Java. It is currently classified as Least Concern on the basis that it does not approach any of the thresholds for classification as Vulnerable. This species was present … Continue reading
Archived 2016 topics: Sumatran Leafbird (Chloropsis media): uplist from Least Concern to Vulnerable?
Following the recognition of Sumatran Leafbird as a species in 2006, the species was assessed as being of Least Concern, on the basis that it did not approach any of the thresholds for Vulnerable. This restricted range Sumatran endemic species … Continue reading
Archived 2016 topics: Black-winged Myna (Acridotheres melanopterus) is being split into A. melanopterus, A tricolor and A. tertius: retain A. melanopterus as Critically Endangered, and additionally list A. tricolor and A. tertius as Critically Endangered?
Currently listed as Least Concern on the basis that the species does not approach any of the thresholds for listing as Vulnerable. However, populations of the species within its natural range (Java and Bali [Craig and Feare 2016b]) have declined … Continue reading
Harvesting wild birds for the cage bird trade has long been recognized as a threat to a select number of species with traits that render them susceptible to unsustainable harvest from the wild, such as Philippine Cockatoo and the particular … Continue reading