Yearly Archives: 2020

Hooded Tinamou (Nothocercus nigrocapillus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Hooded Tinamou Hooded Tinamou (Nothocercus nigrocapillus) occurs in Peru and Bolivia, where it is found on the eastern slopes of the Andes at elevations between 2,000 and 3,000 m. It inhabits the floor of subtropical and … Continue reading

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Grey-legged Tinamou (Crypturellus duidae): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Grey-legged Tinamou Grey-legged Tinamou (Crypturellus duidae) occurs in disjunct populations in Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela, ranging from the lowlands to up to 500 m. The species is not well known. It inhabits dense tropical rainforest … Continue reading

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Black-capped Tinamou (Crypturellus atrocapillus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Black-capped Tinamou Black-capped Tinamou (Crypturellus atrocapillus) occurs in the Amazon lowlands of southeastern Peru, Bolivia and western Brazil. It inhabits deciduous forests and várzea, but is also found in secondary forests and open areas with shrubs … Continue reading

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Chestnut Wood-quail (Odontophorus hyperythrus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Chestnut Wood-quail Chestnut Wood-quail (Odontophorus hyperythrus) is endemic to Colombia, where it occurs in the Western and Central Andes at elevations of 1,600-2,800 m. The species inhabits montane evergreen forest, secondary growth and edge habitat, but … Continue reading

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Great Argus (Argusianus argus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Great Argus Great Argus (Argusianus argus) occurs in the Sundaic lowlands from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to the islands of Sumatra and Borneo. It inhabits tall primary, secondary and logged forests, preferring intact, undisturbed forest with large … Continue reading

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Bornean Crested Fireback (Lophura ignita): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Bornean Crested Fireback Bornean Crested Fireback (Lophura ignita) occurs on Borneo and on Bangka Island off southeastern Sumatra. It is a lowland forest specialist, which is found at elevations of up to 1,000 m (Madge and … Continue reading

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Malay Crested Fireback (Lophura rufa): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Malay Crested Fireback Malay Crested Fireback (Lophura rufa) occurs in the Thai-Malay Peninsular and on Sumatra. It is a lowland forest specialist, rarely occurring up to 1,000 m. The species has been recorded in logged forest … Continue reading

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Gunnison Grouse (Centrocercus minimus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Gunnison Grouse Gunnison Grouse (Centrocercus minimus) is endemic to sagebrush habitats in western USA. Its historical range presumably included large areas in Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Kansas (Fjeldså and Kirwan 2020), but following intense … Continue reading

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Greater Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido): revise global status?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2018 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 2020 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Barrow’s Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Bucephala islandica: Barrow’s Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) occurs mainly in the western montane region of North America, with smaller numbers in eastern Canada and Iceland. While some populations (e.g. in Iceland) are sedentary, others migrate in winter … Continue reading

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Campbell Teal (Anas nesiotis): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Campbell Teal Anas nesiotis is endemic to New Zealand, where it had been confined to Dent Island, an offshore islet of Campbell Island, for many decades. Native to Campbell Island, brown rats Rattus norvegicus caused its … Continue reading

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Junin Grebe (Podiceps taczanowskii): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Junin Grebe Junin Grebe is endemic to Peru, where it is restricted to the Lake Junín in the wet-central highlands.  The species is found in open water near the centre of the lake, but keeps close … Continue reading

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Tolima Dove (Leptotila conoveri): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Tolima Dove This discussion was first published as part of the 2019 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding the status of this species was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species … Continue reading

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Galapagos Dove (Zenaida galapagoensis): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Galapagos Dove Galapagos Dove (Zenaida galapagoensis) is endemic to the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. It inhabits dry, rocky lowlands with scattered trees, bushes and Opuntia cacti (Baptista et al. 2020). The global population size has not been … Continue reading

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Caroline Ground-dove (Alopecoenas kubaryi): request for information

BirdLife species factsheet for Caroline Ground-dove The Caroline Ground-dove (Alopecoenas kubaryi) is endemic to the Federated States of Micronesia, occurring on the islands of Pohnpei and Chuuk, where it has been recorded on Tol, Weno, Patta, Dublon, Fenepi and Ipis … Continue reading

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Micronesian Imperial-pigeon (Ducula oceanica): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Micronesian Imperial-pigeon The Micronesian Imperial-pigeon (Ducula oceanica) is a forest species occurring in the Micronesian islands of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Nauru (Buden 2008, Stirnemann 2013) and Kiribati (M. O’Brien in litt. … Continue reading

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Vaux’s Swift (Chaetura vauxi) is being split: assessment of newly recognised taxa.

BirdLife species factsheet for Vaux’s Swift Following a taxonomic reassessment, Vaux’s Swift (Chaetura vauxi) has been split into Vaux’s Swift (C. vauxi) and Andre’s Swift (C. andrei) (see Chesser et al. 2018). The newly-split Vaux’s Swift is a partial migrant … Continue reading

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Black-breasted Puffleg (Eriocnemis nigrivestis): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Black-breasted Puffleg This discussion was first published as part of the 2017 Red List update. At the time, a decision regarding the status of this species was pended and the post remained open. Following experts’ review … Continue reading

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Purple-backed Sunbeam (Aglaeactis aliciae): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Purple-backed Sunbeam Purple-backed Sunbeam (Aglaeactis aliciae) is endemic to Peru, where it occurs in a small area in the upper Marañón drainage in La Libertad and Ancash. It inhabits alder woodland and montane shrub at an … Continue reading

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Glittering Starfrontlet (Coeligena orina): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Glittering Starfrontlet Glittering Starfrontlet (Coeligena orina) is endemic to Colombia, where it occurs in a small range in the western Andes. It occurs in elfin forest, in the páramo-forest ecotone and in adjacent tall humid forest. … Continue reading

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Perija Starfrontlet (Coeligena consita): request for information.

BirdLife species factsheet for Perija Starfrontlet Perija Starfrontlet (Coeligena consita) occurs in the Sierra de Perijá along the border of Colombia and Venezuela. Most records come from one locality in Colombia (López-O. et al. 2014, P. Salaman in litt. 2020); … Continue reading

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Santa Marta Sabrewing (Campylopterus phainopeplus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Santa Marta Sabrewing Santa Marta Sabrewing (Campylopterus phainopeplus) is endemic to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in northern Colombia. During the dry season, it inhabits humid forests, forest borders and shaded coffee plantations at 1,200-1,800 … Continue reading

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Honduran Emerald (Amazilia luciae): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Honduran Emerald Honduran Emerald (Amazilia luciae) is endemic to Honduras, where it occurs in arid interior valleys in the western and north-eastern parts of the country. It inhabits dry forest and scrub, mainly arid open-canopy deciduous … Continue reading

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Esmeraldas Woodstar (Chaetocercus berlepschi): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Esmeraldas Woodstar Esmeraldas Woodstar (Chaetocercus berlepschi) is endemic to Ecuador, where it occurs along the coast from Esmeraldas in the north to Manabí, Santa Elena and Guayas in the south. It inhabits a variety of habitats, … Continue reading

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Glow-throated Hummingbird (Selasphorus ardens): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Glow-throated Hummingbird Glow-throated Hummingbird (Selasphorus ardens) is endemic to Panama, where it occurs in the Serranía de Tabasará and in the highlands of the Azuero Peninsula. The species is mostly recorded above 1,200 m altitude (G. … Continue reading

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Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo (Cercococcyx mechowi) is being split: assessment of newly recognised taxa.

Birdlife International factsheet for Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo. Following a taxonomic reassessment, Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo (Cercococcyx mechowi) has been split into Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo (C. mechowi), and Whistling Long-tailed Cuckoo (C. lemaireae) (see Boesman and Collar, 2019). The newly-split Dusky Long-tailed … Continue reading

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Bogota Rail (Rallus semiplumbeus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Bogota Rail Bogota Rail is endemic to Colombia, where it occurs on the Ubaté-Bogotá plateau in the East Andes. It inhabits savannah and páramo marshes and swamps at an elevation of 2,500-4,000 m. The species is … Continue reading

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Blue Crane (Anthropoides paradiseus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Blue Crane Blue Crane (Anthropoides paradiseus) is near-endemic to South Africa, with a small breeding population in northern Namibia. The species’s stronghold is the Western Cape in South Africa, holding about 52% of the population, followed … Continue reading

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Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Red-crowned Crane Red-crowned Crane is a rare species with a continental range in northeast China and southeast Russia (wintering in coastal China and the Korean Peninsula), and an island range in northern Japan (Momose and Momose, … Continue reading

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Black-necked Crane (Grus nigricollis): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Black-necked Crane Black-necked Crane (Grus nigricollis) breeds on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau (China), with a small population in adjacent Ladakh in India (Li 2019). Three isolated wintering populations have been identified at lower altitudes in China and … Continue reading

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Fiordland Penguin (Eudyptes pachyrhynchus): revise global status?

BirdLife International factsheet for Fiordland Penguin, developed in collaboration with the IUCN SSC Penguin Specialist Group The Fiordland Penguin breeds only in New Zealand, nesting along the coastline in temperate rainforests and coastal caves (BirdLife International, 2020). The global population … Continue reading

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Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Magellanic Penguin, developed in collaboration with the IUCN SSC Penguin Specialist Group Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) breeds on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of South America in Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands (Malvinas). While most … Continue reading

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Shy Albatross (Thalassarche cauta): revise global status?

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 2020 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Peruvian Diving-petrel (Pelecanoides garnotii): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Peruvian Diving-petrel Peruvian Diving-petrel (Pelecanoides garnotii) breeds on small offshore islands in Peru and Chile. It excavates deep burrows in thick guano for nesting, but may also burrow in sandy soils or use natural rock crevices. … Continue reading

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Asian Woollyneck (Ciconia episcopus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Asian Woollyneck The Asian Woollyneck is a species of stork that occurs across South Asia and South-East Asia. Its range extends through India (extending to parts of East Pakistan), Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka, down … Continue reading

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Japanese Night-heron (Gorsachius goisagi): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Japanese Night-heron Japanese Night-heron has a breeding range that extends throughout Japan, including the islands of Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku (Fujimaki, 2012). It is also a rare vagrant in Hokkaido but lacks any breeding records here. … Continue reading

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Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) is being split: assessment of newly recognised taxa

BirdLife species factsheet for Great Blue Heron Following a taxonomic reassessment, Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) has been split into Great Blue Heron (A. herodias) and Great White Heron (A. occidentalis) due to morphological, genetic and behavioural differentiation (see McGuire … Continue reading

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Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Piping Plover Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) is a shorebird breeding along the Atlantic coast of North America and further inland along rivers and wetlands (Elliott-Smith and Haig 2020). During the non-breeding season, it migrates south to … Continue reading

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Double-banded Plover (Charadrius bicinctus): request for information.

BirdLife species factsheet for Double-banded Plover This discussion was first published as part of the 2019 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding the status of this species was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species … Continue reading

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Madagascar Jacana (Actophilornis albinucha): Revise global status?

BirdLife International factsheet for Madagascar Jacana. The Madagascar Jacana is a wetland bird endemic to Madagascar, inhabiting shallow lake margins and freshwater marshes (BirdLife International, 2020). A new population estimate puts the global population at 975-2,064 individuals (D’Urban Jackson et … Continue reading

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Bristle-thighed Curlew (Numenius tahitiensis): request for information

BirdLife species factsheet for Bristle-thighed Curlew Bristle-thighed Curlew (Numenius tahitiensis) is a shorebird breeding in the tundra of Alaska. In late summer, it migrates south to Oceania, where it winters mainly on Micronesian and Polynesian islands. The population is estimated … Continue reading

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Moluccan Woodcock (Scolopax rochussenii): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Moluccan Woodcock Moluccan Woodcock (Scolopax rochussenii) is endemic to the islands of Obi and Bacan in Indonesia. It inhabits a variety of forests, including primary lowland forest, selectively logged and secondary forest as well as swamp … Continue reading

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Hottentot Buttonquail (Turnix hottentottus): Revise global status?

Birdlife International factsheet for Hottentot Buttonquail Hottentot Buttonquail is endemic to South Africa, and inhabits montane and lowland fynbos and coastal strandveld habitats (Debus & Kirwan, 2020). It was previously thought to have a small population size of 250-999 mature … Continue reading

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Indian Skimmer (Rynchops albicollis): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Indian Skimmer Indian Skimmer occurs in the major river systems of Pakistan, northern India and Bangladesh. Formerly it was also common in Myanmar and along the Mekong in south-east Asia, but is now very rare in … Continue reading

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Black-billed Gull (Larus bulleri): revise global status?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2018 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 2020 Red List update this … Continue reading

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River Tern (Sterna aurantia): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for River Tern River Tern (Sterna aurantia) breeds on sandbars and islands along large rivers and reservoirs across south and south-east Asia. The global population is estimated at 50,000-100,000 individuals (Wetlands International 2012), which roughly equates to … Continue reading

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Long-whiskered Owlet (Xenoglaux loweryi): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Long-whiskered Owlet Long-whiskered Owlet (Xenoglaux loweryi) is endemic to northern Peru. From discovery in 1976 to the early 2000s, the species had been observed only twice and its life history had been almost unknown. But observations … Continue reading

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Bearded Screech-owl (Megascops barbarus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Bearded Screech-owl Bearded Screech-owl (Megascops barbarus) occurs in the highlands of south-eastern Mexico and western Guatemala. It inhabits humid, montane evergreen and pine-oak forest at elevations of 1,800-2,500 m (Howell and Webb 1995, Enríquez 2007). The … Continue reading

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Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Andean Condor Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) is a highly iconic species occurring along the length of the Andes in South America. It inhabits open grassland and mountainous regions up to 5,000 m, but also mid-elevation forests … Continue reading

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Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius): Revise global status?

BirdLife International factsheet for the Secretarybird. The Secretarybird is a large raptor that occurs across a large range in Africa. The range stretches from sub-saharan Mauritania in the west to Ethiopia in the east, and down to South Africa in … Continue reading

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Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus): Request for information

BirdLife International factsheet for Bateleur The Bateleur inhabits woodlands and tree savannah (Kemp et al. 2020), occurring across a large range in Africa. The range stretches from sub-saharan Senegal in the west, to Somalia in the east, and down to … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Wallace’s Hawk-eagle (Nisaetus nanus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Wallace’s Hawk-eagle Wallace’s Hawk-eagle (Nisaetus nanus) occurs from southern Myanmar through peninsular Thailand and Malaysia to the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. It is found in evergreen forests in the lowlands and occasionally on lower hill-slopes … Continue reading

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Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus): Request for information

BirdLife International factsheet for Martial Eagle. The Martial Eagle occurs across a large range in Africa. The range stretches from sub-saharan Senegal in the west, to Somalia in the east, and down to South Africa in the south (BirdLife International, … Continue reading

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Henst’s Goshawk (Accipiter henstii): revise global status?

BirdLife International factsheet for Henst’s Goshawk Henst’s Goshawk is endemic to Madagascar, and inhabits primary rainforest to the east, and dry rainforest to the west of the island (Kemp et al., 2020). The most optimistic, recent population estimate stands at … Continue reading

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Semi-collared Hawk (Accipiter collaris): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Semi-collared Hawk Semi-collared Hawk (Accipiter collaris) occurs on the west and east slopes of the Andes from south-west Venezuela through Colombia and Ecuador to southern Peru (Thiollay 1994, Angulo and Piana 2011). The species occurs in … Continue reading

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White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster): Revise global status?

BirdLife International factsheet for White-bellied Sea-eagle White-bellied Sea-eagle is a Pacific raptor, with a range that stretches from western India through Indonesia to Australia (BirdLife International, 2020). The global population is estimated to be 1,000 – 10,000 individuals (Ferguson-Lees and … Continue reading

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African Fish-eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer): Request for information

BirdLife International factsheet for African Fish-eagle The African Fish-eagle occurs across a large range in Africa. The range stretches from sub-saharan Senegal in the west, to Ethiopia in the east, and down to South Africa in the south (BirdLife International, … Continue reading

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Plumbeous Hawk (Cryptoleucopteryx plumbea): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Plumbeous Hawk Plumbeous Hawk (Cryptoleucopteryx plumbea) occurs from eastern Panama through western Colombia and Ecuador to northwestern Peru. It inhabits closed-canopy humid forests at up to 800 m, but has also been recorded in degraded forest … Continue reading

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Tickell’s Brown Hornbill (Anorrhinus tickelli): request for information

This discussion was first published as part of the 2018 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 2020 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Malabar Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros griseus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Malabar Grey Hornbill Malabar Grey Hornbill is endemic to the Western Ghats of India. It inhabits wet evergreen and moist forests (Balasubramanian et al. 2004, Mudappa and Raman 2009), but may also be found in gardens … Continue reading

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Sumba Hornbill (Rhyticeros everetti): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Sumba Hornbill Sumba Hornbill (Rhyticeros everetti) is endemic to the island of Sumba in Indonesia. It inhabits low-altitude semi-evergreen forest containing large trees with a dense canopy, but is occasionally also found at forest edges, in … Continue reading

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Narcondam Hornbill (Rhyticeros narcondami): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Narcondam Hornbill Restricted to the single, small island of Narcondam, which lies in the Andaman Sea 127 km east of North Andaman Island, this hornbill will always be at the risk of stochastic events. Currently it … Continue reading

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Three-toed Jacamar (Jacamaralcyon tridactyla): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Three-toed Jacamar This discussion was first published as part of the 2019 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding the status of this species was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species … Continue reading

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Greater Crescent-chested Puffbird (Malacoptila striata): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Greater Crescent-chested Puffbird The Greater Crescent-chested Puffbird (Malacoptila striata) occurs in the Atlantic Forests of eastern and south-eastern Brazil, between southern Bahia and Santa Catarina (del Hoyo et al. 2002). It inhabits the understorey of humid … Continue reading

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Orange-fronted Barbet (Capito squamatus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Orange-fronted Barbet Orange-fronted Barbet (Capito squamatus) occurs in the lowlands and western slopes of the Andes from southwestern Colombia to western Ecuador. It inhabits evergreen forest at elevations up to 800m, but locally ranges up to … Continue reading

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Five-colored Barbet (Capito quinticolor): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Five-colored Barbet Five-colored Barbet (Capito quinticolor) occurs in the lowlands and foothills of the western Andes from Colombia to north-western Ecuador. It inhabits a variety of habitats from wet forest to edges, secondary forest and disturbed … Continue reading

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Blue-cowled Barbet (Eubucco steerii): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Blue-cowled Barbet Blue-cowled Barbet (Eubucco steerii) is endemic to Peru, where is occurs from Amazonas and Loreto south to northern Huánuco (Short and Horne 2001). It inhabits submontane humid forest at 1,000-2,000 m, but is also … Continue reading

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Yellow-spotted Barbet (Buccanodon duchaillui) is being split: assessment of newly recognised taxa.

Birdlife International factsheet for Yellow-spotted Barbet. Following a taxonomic reassessment, Yellow-spotted Barbet (Buccanodon duchaillui) has been split into Eastern Yellow-spotted Barbet (B. duchaillui), and Western Yellow-spotted Barbet (B. dowsetti) (see Boesman and Collar, 2019). The newly-split Eastern Yellow-spotted Barbet has … Continue reading

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Helmeted Woodpecker (Celeus galeatus): request for information

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 2020 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Taita Falcon (Falco fasciinucha): Request for Information

BirdLife International factsheet for Taita Falcon The Taita Falcon is a small raptor, with a range from South Africa and Zimbabwe through Malawi and Tanzania to Kenya (BirdLife International, 2020). It favours roost sites in high cliffs, and hunts over … Continue reading

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Amazonian Parrotlet (Nannopsittaca dachilleae): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Amazonian Parrotlet Amazonian Parrotlet (Nannopsittaca dachilleae) occurs in a scattered range in the western Amazon basin of Peru (Loreto, Ucayali and Madre de Dios) as well as in adjacent Brazil and Bolivia. It inhabits riparian forest … Continue reading

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Black-billed Amazon (Amazona agilis): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Black-billed Amazon Black-billed Amazon (Amazona agilis) is endemic to Jamaica, where it occurs from Cockpit Country to Mount Diablo and in the John Crow Mountains. It inhabits wet limestone forest and forest edge, but also uses … Continue reading

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Lilacine Amazon (Amazona lilacina): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Lilacine Amazon Lilacine Amazon is endemic to Ecuador, where it occurs along the Pacific coast from El Oro in the south to Manabí in the north. It inhabits mainly mangrove and coastal dry forest. The species … Continue reading

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Diademed Amazon (Amazona diadema): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Diademed Amazon Please note that this topic was edited on 3rd June 2020 to include the evidence provided by the newly-released Global Forest Change dataset (Hansen et al. 2013) of tree cover loss up to 2019. The … Continue reading

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Yellow-shouldered Amazon (Amazona barbadensis): request for information.

BirdLife species factsheet for Yellow-shouldered Amazon This discussion was first published as part of the 2019 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding the status of this species was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species … Continue reading

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Black-capped Parakeet (Pyrrhura rupicola): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Black-capped Parakeet Black-capped Parakeet (Pyrrhura rupicola) occurs in the lowlands of south-eastern Peru and adjacent western Brazil and northern Bolivia. It inhabits humid lowland terra firme and várzea forest as well as forest edge (del Hoyo … Continue reading

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Orange-fronted Parakeet (Eupsittula canicularis): request for information.

BirdLife species factsheet for Orange-fronted Parakeet This discussion was first published as part of the 2019 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding the status of this species was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species … Continue reading

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Great Green Macaw (Ara ambiguus): request for information

BirdLife species factsheet for Great Green Macaw Great Green Macaw occurs from Honduras through Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama south to Colombia and western Ecuador. It inhabits humid and wet lowland and foothill forest, but is also found in dry … Continue reading

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Golden-plumed Parakeet (Leptosittaca branickii): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Golden-plumed Parakeet Golden-plumed Parakeet (Leptosittaca branickii) is an endemic species occurring only across the Andes of Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru (Williamson 2020). Within this range, it is widely but locally distributed. In Colombia, the species occurs … Continue reading

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Yellow-eared Parrot (Ognorhynchus icterotis): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Yellow-eared Parrot Yellow-eared Parrot (Ognorhynchus icterotis) was once abundant across the Andes from northern Colombia to north-western Ecuador. However, habitat loss and subsequent lack of nest site availability as well as hunting led to its almost … Continue reading

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Scarlet-breasted Lorikeet (Trichoglossus forsteni): request for information

BirdLife species factsheet for Scarlet-breasted Lorikeet Scarlet-breasted Lorikeet (Trichoglossus forsteni; including subspecies mitchelli, djampeanus and stresemanni) occurs only across the Sundaic Islands of Indonesia; including Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Tanahjampea and Kalaotoa (BirdLife International, 2020). More recent findings however suggest the … Continue reading

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Blue-backed Parrot (Tanygnathus sumatranus) is being split: assessment of newly recognised taxa.

BirdLife International factsheet for Blue-backed Parrot. Following a taxonomic reassessment, Blue-backed Parrot (Tanygnathus sumatranus) has been split into Azure-rumped Parrot (T. sumatranus) and Blue-backed Parrot (T. everetti) (see Arndt et al., 2019). The newly-split Blue-backed Parrot is found in the … Continue reading

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Black-hooded Antwren (Formicivora erythronotos): request for information

BirdLife species factsheet for Black-hooded Antwren The Black-hooded Antwren (Formicivora erythronotos) is found in a narrow coastal strip around the Ilha Grande bay in south Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. Although known from c.20 specimens collected in the 19th century, … Continue reading

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White-streaked Antvireo (Dysithamnus leucostictus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for White-streaked Antvireo White-streaked Antvireo (Dysithamnus leucostictus) occurs in north-western South America. Its range is disjunt; the nominate subspecies ranges along the eastern slopes of the Andes from central Colombia to northern Peru, while subspecies tucuyensis occurs … Continue reading

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Plumbeous Antvireo (Dysithamnus plumbeus): 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 2020 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Maranon Antshrike (Thamnophilus shumbae): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Maranon Antshrike Maranon Antshrike (Thamnophilus shumbae) is endemic to Peru, where it occurs in a small area in the drainage of Río Marañón. The species is not well known. It inhabits deciduous forest woodland, but also … Continue reading

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Spiny-faced Antshrike (Xenornis setifrons): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Spiny-faced Antshrike Spiny-faced Antshrike (Xenornis setifrons) occurs from eastern Panama to north-western Colombia. Its range is disjunct, particularly in Colombia, where the species has only been recorded in the Serranía del Darién and the Serranía de … Continue reading

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Bananal Antbird (Cercomacra ferdinandi): request for information

BirdLife species factsheet for Bananal Antbird The Bananal Antbird (Cercomacra ferdinandi) is endemic to the Araguaia-Tocantins basin, Brazil, occurring in Pará and Maranhão, through Tocantins and south to Mato Grosso and south to Goiás (Olmos et al. 2006, Vasconcelos 2008, … Continue reading

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Spix’s Antwarbler (Hypocnemis striata): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Spix’s Antwarbler Please note that this topic was edited on 3rd June to include the evidence provided by the newly-released Global Forest Change dataset (Hansen et al. 2013) of tree cover loss up to 2019. The recommended … Continue reading

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White-lined Antbird (Myrmoborus lophotes): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for White-lined Antbird White-lined Antbird (Myrmoborus lophotes) occurs in the western Amazon basin in Peru and adjacent Brazil and Bolivia. It inhabits the understorey of Guadua bamboo in floodplain and upland terra firme forest, and is also … Continue reading

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Pale-billed Antpitta (Grallaria carrikeri): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Pale-billed Antpitta Pale-billed Antpitta (Grallaria carrikeri) is endemic to Peru, where it occurs on the east side of the Andes, south and east of the Río Marañón, from central Amazonas to southern La Libertad (del Hoyo … Continue reading

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Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner (Clibanornis erythrocephalus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner (Clibanornis erythrocephalus) occurs in western Ecuador and north-western Peru. The species inhabits the understorey of deciduous and moist evergreen forests and woodlands at elevations of 150-1,350 m along the slopes and outlying … Continue reading

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Santa Marta Foliage-gleaner (Clibarnornis rufipectus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Santa Marta Foliage-gleaner Santa Marta Foliage-gleaner is endemic to Colombia, where it occurs in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. It inhabits a variety of habitats, from humid primary forest to secondary forest with dense undergrowth, … Continue reading

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Chestnut-backed Thornbird (Phacellodomus dorsalis): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Chestnut-backed Thornbird Chestnut-backed Thornbird (Phacellodomus dorsalis) is endemic to north-western Peru, where it occurs in the upper Marañón valley in the departments Cajamarca, Amazonas and La Libertad. The population size has been placed in the band … Continue reading

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Cipo Canastero (Asthenes luizae): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Cipo Canastero This discussion was first published as part of the 2019 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding the status of this species was pended and the post remained open. Following experts’ review … Continue reading

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Marcapata Spinetail (Cranioleuca marcapatae): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Marcapata Spinetail Marcapata Spinetail (Cranioleuca marcapatae) is endemic to Peru, where it occurs in the Cordilleras of Vilcanota and Carabaya. It inhabits humid montane and elfin forest at elevations of 2,350-3,600 m (Remsen et al. 2020). … Continue reading

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Vilcabamba Spinetail (Cranioleuca weskei): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Vilcabamba Spinetail Vilcabamba Spinetail (Cranioleuca weskei) is endemic to Peru, where it occurs from the Cordillera Vilcabamba in Cusco north to Ayacucho and Junín. It inhabits humid montane and elfin forest at elevations of 2,400-3,500 m … Continue reading

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Coiba Spinetail (Cranioleuca dissita): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Coiba Spinetail Coiba Spinetail (Cranioleuca dissita) is endemic to Panama, where it occurs on Coíba Island and Ranchería Island. It inhabits dense undergrowth and vine tangles in forest and forest edge (Ridgely and Gwynne 1989, Angehr … Continue reading

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Grey-tailed Piha (Snowornis subalaris): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Grey-tailed Piha Grey-tailed Piha (Snowornis subalaris) has a localised distribution along the eastern slopes of the Andes, ranging from southern Colombia, through Ecuador to southern Peru. It inhabits humid forest at 500-1,400 m elevation (Snow 2020). … 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 2020 Red List update this … Continue reading

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