Author Archives: Red List Team (BirdLife International)

A re-evaluation of the species limits in Asian white-eyes Zosterops: implications and an appeal for information to assess the status of the newly-recognised Sangkar White-eye Z. melanurus

The complex of white-eyes that are currently recognised as the species Mountain White-eye Zosterops montanus, Japanese White-eye Z. japonicus, Oriental White-eye Z. palpebrosus, Enggano White-eye Z. salvadorii and Everett’s White-eye Z. everetti (del Hoyo et al. 2016) have been comprehensively … Continue reading

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Brown-cheeked Bulbul (Alophoixus bres): request for information

Brown-cheeked Bulbul Alophoixus bres (BirdLife International species factsheet) was split from Grey-cheeked Bulbul A. tephronogenys in 2016. The species is restricted to Java and Bali, Indonesia, and inhabits primary and secondary lowland forest. A recent analysis assigned the species a … Continue reading

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Seychelles White-eye (Zosterops modestus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Seychelles White-eye The Seychelles White-eye (Zosterops modestus) has populations on the islands of Mahé and Conception in the Seychelles, with translocated populations on Frégate, Ile du Nord (North Island) and since 2018, Grande Soeur Island. The … Continue reading

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Maroon-tailed Parakeet (Pyrrhura melanura) is being split: assessment of newly recognised taxa.

BirdLife species factsheet for Maroon-tailed Parakeet Following a taxonomic reassessment, Maroon-tailed Parakeet (Pyrrhura melanura) has been split into Maroon-tailed Parakeet (P. melanura) and Upper Magdalena Parakeet (P. chapmani). The newly defined Upper Magdalena Parakeet occurs in the Upper Magdalena Valley … Continue reading

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The newly described taxon Rote Leaf-warbler (Phylloscopus rotiensis) is to be recognized as a species by BirdLife International.

Rote Leaf-warbler (Phylloscopus rotiensis) has been discovered in 2004 on the Tapuafu Peninsula in the northwest of Rote Island in the Lesser Sundas, Indonesia. Based on genetic and morphological analysis of a specimen taken in 2015, the species was described … Continue reading

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The newly described taxon Tatamá Tapaculo (Scytalopus alvarezlopezi) is to be recognized as a species by BirdLife International

Tatamá Tapaculo (Scytalopus alvarezlopezi) was discovered in 1992 on the Pacific slope of the Western Andes of Colombia. Based on the vocalisation and on genetic and morphological analysis of two specimens taken in 1992 and 2015, the species was described … Continue reading

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Ringed Storm-petrel (Hydrobates hornbyi): request for information.

BirdLife species factsheet for Ringed Storm-petrel The Ringed Storm-petrel (Hydrobates hornbyi) has been observed in thousands in the eastern Pacific Ocean, from 0°S to 35°S along the coast of Ecuador, Peru and Chile (Spear and Ainley 2007, Onley and Scofield … Continue reading

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Markham’s Storm-petrel (Hydrobates markhami): request for information.

BirdLife species factsheet for Markham’s Storm-petrel Markham’s Storm-petrel (Hydrobates markhami) occurs in the tropical zone of the eastern Pacific Ocean. Between July and September, it is found over warm, equatorial waters, while between January and July it moves to cooler … Continue reading

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The newly described taxon Cordillera Azul Antbird (Myrmoderus eowilsoni) is to be recognized as a species by BirdLife International

Cordillera Azul Antbird (Myrmoderus eowilsoni) has been discovered in 2016 near Flor de Café in the western Cordillera Azul of the Peruvian Andes. Based on its vocalisation and on genetic and morphological analysis, the species was described as a new … Continue reading

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Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus) is being split: assessment of newly recognised taxa.

BirdLife species factsheet for Eclectus Parrot Following a taxonomic reassessment investigating the findings of Braun et al. (2016), Eclectus Parrot is being split into four species; Moluccan Eclectus Eclectus roratus, Papuan Eclectus E. polychloros, Sumba Eclectus E. cornelia and Tanimbar … Continue reading

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The newly described taxon Painted Manakin (Machaeropterus eckelberryi) is to be recognized as a species by BirdLife International.

Painted Manakin (Machaeropterus eckelberryi) was discovered in 1996 in the Cordillera Azul of the Peruvian Andes. Based on its vocalisation and on genetic and morphological analysis, the species was described as a new taxon in 2017 (Lane et al. 2017). … Continue reading

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Azure-rumped Tanager (Tangara cabanisi): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Azure-rumped Tanager: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/azure-rumped-tanager-tangara-cabanisi Azure-rumped Tanager (Tangara cabanisi) occurs in the Sierra Madre de Chiapas of southern Mexico, and in south-western Guatemala (Heath and Long 1991, Collar et al. 1992, Eisermann et al. 2011). It is suggested to have a … Continue reading

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Multicolored Tanager (Chlorochrysa nitidissima): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Multicolored Tanager Multicolored Tanager (Chlorochrysa nitidissima) occurs in the western and north-central Andes of Colombia. It ranges from 1,300 to 2,200 m, exceptionally as low as 1,140 m in the north-central Andes and 900 m in … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Cutia (Cutia legalleni): request for information.

BirdLife species factsheet for Vietnamese Cutia: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/vietnamese-cutia-cutia-legalleni Vietnamese Cutia (Cutia legalleni) is only known to occur in Laos and Vietnam. The nominate subspecies only occurs on the Da Lat Plateau, southern Vietnam; while subspecies hoae occurs on the Kon Tum … Continue reading

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Bicol Ground-warbler (Robsonius sorsogonensis): request for information.

BirdLife species factsheet for Bicol Ground-warbler: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/bicol-ground-warbler-robsonius-sorsogonensis Bicol Ground-warbler (Robsonius sorsogonensis) occurs in central and southern Luzon and Catanduanes Island, Philippines, although it is known from more than 10 locations now (P. Hosner in litt. 2012). It appears to inhabit … Continue reading

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Turner’s Eremomela (Eremomela turneri): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Turner’s Eremomela: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/turners-eremomela-eremomela-turneri Turner’s Eremomela (Eremomela turneri) is a poorly known species with a potentially very patchy distribution. Comprising two subspecies, the nominate is relatively common in Kakamega and South Nandi Forests, Kenya, the latter being … Continue reading

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Choco Vireo (Vireo masteri): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Choco Vireo Choco Vireo (Vireo masteri) occurs in the Chocó region on the Pacific slope of the West Andes of Colombia and north-western Ecuador and is known from only four disjunct sites (Brewer 2018). Although it … Continue reading

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Monteiro’s Bush-shrike (Malaconotus monteiri): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Monteiro’s Bush-shrike Monteiro’s Bush-shrike (Malaconotus monteiri) is known from a small number of records from a few sites in Angola and Cameroon. In Angola, recent surveys found it to be relatively rare (Cáceres et al. 2015), … Continue reading

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Foothill Elaenia (Myiopagis olallai): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Foothill Elaenia The recently discovered Foothill Elaenia (Myiopagis olallai) occurs in a severely fragmented range in the northern Andes. The species is restricted to a few, disjunct localities of occurrence in the Central Cordillera in Colombia, … Continue reading

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Slaty Becard (Pachyramphus spodiurus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Slaty Becard Slaty Becard (Pachyramphus spodiurus) occurs in the Tumbesian and Chocó regions of western Ecuador and north-western Peru. It occurs mostly below 750 m, but locally ranges as high as 1,100 m. It inhabits lowland … Continue reading

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Flores Hanging-parrot (Loriculus flosculus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Flores Hanging-parrot     Flores Hanging-parrot (Loriculus flosculus) is endemic to Flores and satellite islands in Indonesia. It occupies a narrow altitudinal band between 800 and 1200 m, but has occasionally been recorded down to 450 m … Continue reading

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

BirdLife species factsheet for Yellow-shouldered Amazon Yellow-shouldered Amazon is found in two isolated populations in northern coastal Venezuela (one in the north-west near Coro and one in the north-east near Puerto la Cruz), as well as on the islands of … Continue reading

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

BirdLife species factsheet for Black-breasted Puffleg Black-breasted Puffleg (Eriocnemnis nigrivestis) is endemic to Ecuador, occurring in the highlands of Pichincha, Esmeraldas and Imbabura provinces. The majority of records come from the northwestern ridge-crests of Pichincha volcano, west of Quito. In … Continue reading

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White-winged Nightjar (Eleothreptus candicans): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for White-winged Nightjar White-winged Nightjar (Eleothreptus candicans) occurs in central South America, ranging from Bolivia to Brazil and Paraguay, from sea level to 210 m. The population of White-winged Nightjar is estimated to number 1,000-2,499 individuals based … Continue reading

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Blue-eared Lory (Eos semilarvata): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Blue-eared Lory: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/blue-eared-lory-eos-semilarvata Blue-eared Lory (Eos semilarvata) is endemic to the island of Seram, Indonesia. It occurs in montane forest on the island, above 1,350m, although it will occasionally range down to 800m (see Reeve et … Continue reading

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Giant White-eye (Megazosterops palauensis): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Giant White-eye: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/Giant-White-eye Giant White-eye (Megazosterops palauensis) is endemic to Palau, being common on the islands of Peleliu and Ngeruktabl (van Balen 2018). There is also one record from Babeldaob Island (Olsen and Eberdong 2009), but … Continue reading

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Macgregor’s Honeyeater (Macgregoria pulchra): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Macgregor’s Honeyeater: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/macgregors-honeyeater-macgregoria-pulchra Macgregor’s Honeyeater (Macgregoria pulchra) occurs in subalpine forest dominated by its main food-plant, Dacrycarpus compactus,in the highlands of New Guinea. Small, disjunct populations occur in the Oranje, Snow and Star Mountains of Papua, … Continue reading

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Pale-throated Barbet (Gymnobucco vernayi): request for information.

BirdLife species factsheet for Pale-throated Barbet: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/pale-throated-barbet-gymnobucco-vernayi Endemic to highlands of west-central Angola, Pale-throated Barbet (Gymnobucco vernayi) was until recently considered conspecific with Naked-faced Barbet (G. calvus) (del Hoyo et al. 2018). Its habitat is described as similar to that … Continue reading

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Mascarene Swiftlet (Aerodramus francicus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Mascarene Swiftlet: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/mascarene-swiftlet-aerodramus-francicus Mascarene Swiftlet (Aerodramus francicus) has recently been split into two subspecies (Kirwan et al. 2018). The nominate subspecies is found on Mauritius, where the species has, at the very least, undergone historical declines … Continue reading

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Senegal Parrot (Poicephalus senegalus): request for information.

BirdLife species factsheet for Senegal Parrot: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/senegal-parrot-poicephalus-senegalus Senegal Parrot (Poicephalus senegalus) is found in the savanna woodland belt of West Africa from Senegal across to northern Cameroon, southern Chad and Central African Republic. While it may occur in a variety … Continue reading

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Pale-bellied Myna (Acridotheres cinereus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Pale-bellied Myna The native range of Pale-bellied Myna (Acridotheres cinereus) is restricted to South Sulawesi, north to Rantepao (Coates and Bishop 1997, del Hoyo and Collar 2016). There are also small, but apparently increasing, populations in … Continue reading

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South Georgia Diving-petrel (Pelecanoides georgicus) is being split: assessment of newly recognised taxa.

BirdLife species factsheet for South Georgia Diving-petrel Following a taxonomic reassessment, South Georgia Diving-petrel (Pelecanoides georgicus) is being split into South Georgia Diving-petrel (P. georgicus) and Whenua Hou Diving-petrel (P. whenuahouensis). The newly-defined South Georgia Diving-petrel occurs in the southern … Continue reading

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

BirdLife species factsheet for Double-banded Plover The Double-banded Plover (Charadrius bicinctus) breeds in New Zealand, the Chatham Islands and the Auckland Islands (Wiersma et al. 2019). It usually breeds inland on sand or gravel banks alongside rivers, or in dry … Continue reading

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The newly described taxon Santa Marta Screech-owl (Megascops gilesi) is to be recognized as a species by BirdLife International.

Santa Marta Screech-owl (Megascops gilesi) was first collected in 1919 in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in northern Colombia, but was preliminary classified as Tropical Screech-owl (Megascops choliba). Based on the vocalisation and on genetic and morphological analysis of … Continue reading

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Blossomcrown (Anthocephala floriceps) is being split: assessment of newly recognised taxa.

BirdLife species factsheet for Blossomcrown Following a taxonomic reassessment, Blossomcrown (Anthocephala floriceps) has been split into Santa Marta Blossomcrown (A. floriceps) and Tolima Blossomcrown (A. berlepschi). Both species are endemic to Colombia. The newly defined Santa Marta Blossomcrown occurs on … Continue reading

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Imperial Amazon (Amazona imperialis): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Imperial Amazon Imperial Amazon (Amazona imperialis) is endemic to Dominica, where it occurs in the central highlands. While the species had declined significantly to less than 50 mature individuals in 1979, it increased again to 100 … Continue reading

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Black Rail (Laterallus jamaicensis): revise global status?

Black Rail (Laterallus jamaicensis) occurs very locally throughout the Americas and the Caribbean. It is found along the east coast of the U.S.A., in California and southward in a few, disjunct locations south to Panama, on the Greater Antilles, in … Continue reading

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Rufous-browed Hemispingus (Poospiza rufosuperciliaris): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Rufous-browed Hemispingus Rufous-browed Hemispingus (Poospiza rufosuperciliaris) is restricted to the east Andes of north-central Peru. It is rare and locally distributed in the Cordillera de Colán, Amazonas, and the Cordillera Central, south to east La Libertad … Continue reading

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Cassin’s Finch (Haemorhous cassinii): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Cassin’s Finch Cassin’s Finch (Haemorhous cassinii) is found in montane coniferous forest of western Canada and U.S.A., with wintering populations occurring south into northern Mexico (although at lower elevations than during the breeding season) (Clement et al. 1993, … Continue reading

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West Indian Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna arborea): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for West Indian Whistling-duck West Indian Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna arborea) occurs in the Caribbean. It is found in the Bahamas, on Turks and Caicos, as well as on the Greater Antilles and Lesser Antilles south to Guadeloupe. The … Continue reading

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Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus): request for information.

BirdLife species factsheet for Red-billed Tropicbird Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus) ranges across tropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the north-west Indian Ocean and the eastern Pacific. The species is mostly pelagic. It breeds in loose colonies on sea cliffs or … Continue reading

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Tolima Dove (Leptotila conoveri): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Tolima Dove Tolima Dove (Leptotila conoveri) is endemic to Colombia, where it occurs on the eastern slope of the Central Andes and in the East Andes between 1200 and 2500 m. The species is only known … Continue reading

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Chattering Kingfisher (Todiramphus tutus): request for information.

BirdLife species factsheet for Chattering Kingfisher Chattering Kingfisher (Todiramphus tutus) is found on seven islands: Maupiti, Bora Bora, Tahaa, Raiatea and Huahine in French Polynesia and Atiu and Mauke in the Cook Islands. It is considered to be widespread and … Continue reading

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Tristram’s Storm-petrel (Hydrobates tristrami): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Tristram’s Storm-petrel Tristram’s Storm-petrel (Hydrobates tristrami) breeds in the Hawaiian archipelago, on several islets of the Bonin and Izu islands off Japan, and possibly on Midway, Lisianski and Kure in Micronesia (Rauzon et al. 1985, Harrison … Continue reading

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New Britain Kingfisher (Todiramphus albonotatus): request for information.

BirdLife species factsheet for New Britain Kingfisher The New Britain Kingfisher (Todiramphus albonotatus) is endemic to New Britain in Papua New Guinea, where it appears to be a scarce species (Gilliard and LeCroy 1967, Clay 1994, K. D. Bishop in … Continue reading

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

BirdLife species factsheet for Three-toed Jacamar Three-toed Jacamar (Jacamaralcyon tridactyla) occurs in small numbers at a few sites in south-eastern Brazil. It is found in the Río Paraíba valley in Rio de Janeiro state and the dry regions of east … Continue reading

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Tanimbar Scrubfowl (Megapodius tenimberensis): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Tanimbar Scrubfowl Tanimbar Scrubfowl (Megapodius tenimberensis) is endemic to Indonesia, where it is restricted to Yamdena Island (Coates and Bishop 1997). The global population is estimated at 1,000-10,000 individuals (del Hoyo et al. 1994), which roughly … Continue reading

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White-breasted Monarch (Symposiachrus menckei): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for White-breasted Monarch The White-breasted Monarch (Symposiachrus menckei) is endemic to Mussau Island (400 km2) in the St Matthias group of Papua New Guinea, where it is considered common (Dutson 2011, Clement 2018). The species is currently … Continue reading

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Silver-capped Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus richardsii): request for information.

BirdLife species factsheet for Silver-capped Fruit-dove The Silver-capped Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus richardsii) is found only on Uki, Three Sisters, Santa Ana, Santa Catalina, Bellona and Rennell in the Solomon Islands. It occurs in lowland forest including hurricane-damaged forest, and on Uki … Continue reading

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Rennell White-eye (Zosterops rennellianus): request for information.

BirdLife species factsheet for Rennel White-eye The Rennell White-eye (Zosterops rennellianus) is found only on the island of Rennell in the Solomon Islands. It is found in forest, especially forest edge, and is less common in regrowth and scrub (van … Continue reading

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Rennell Shrikebill (Clytorhynchus hamlini): request for information.

BirdLife species factsheet for Rennell Shrikebill The Rennell Shrikebill (Clytorhynchus hamlini) is found only on the island of Rennell in the Solomon Islands. It is found in the understorey of primary forest with dense undergrowth and also in regrowth areas … Continue reading

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Parana Antwren (Formicivora acutirostris): request for information.

BirdLife species factsheet for Parana Antwren The Parana Antwren (Formicivora acutirostris) is found in a range of littoral marsh habitats in Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil. It was found in 1995 in a small marsh … Continue reading

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

BirdLife species factsheet for Orange-fronted Parakeet Orange-fronted Parakeet (Euspittula canicularis) occurs throughout western Central America, from Sinaloa (Mexico) to north-western Costa Rica. It occupies lowland and hill forest and woodland up to 1,500 m, and is also found in savanna … Continue reading

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Naga Wren-babbler (Spelaeornis chocolatinus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Naga Wren-babbler Naga Wren-babbler (Spelaeornis chocolatinus) occurs the states of Nagaland and Manipur in north-eastern India. It is endemic to a restricted range, where it is scarce, but locally common. The population is preliminarily estimated to … Continue reading

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Murphy’s Petrel (Pterodroma ultima): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Murphy’s Petrel Murphy’s Petrel (Pterodroma ultima) occurs in the south-central Pacific Ocean, where it breeds on Pitcairn, the Tuamotu Archipelago, the Austral Islands, Easter Island as well as in French Polynesia, and possibly also on the … Continue reading

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Black-and-gold Cotinga (Lipaugus ater): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Black-and-gold Cotinga The Black-and-gold Cotinga (Lipaugus ater) occurs in Rio de Janeiro, extreme east São Paulo and adjacent south Minas Gerais, south-east Brazil (Ridgely and Tudor 1994, Parker et al. 1996). Although the species has a … Continue reading

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Pampas Meadowlark (Leistes defilippii): request for information.

BirdLife species factsheet for Pampas Meadowlark The Pampas Meadowlark (Leistes defilippii) was formerly common and widespread in the grasslands of east-central Argentina and Uruguay, but always rare in south Brazil. Since 1900, its range has decreased by 90%, with most … Continue reading

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Echo Parakeet (Psittacula eques): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Echo Parakeet Echo Parakeet (Psittacula eques) is endemic to Mauritius, where it inhabits forests and scrubland (Jones 1987, Marshall 1997, Jones et al. 2013). Once widespread across the island, numbers started to decline in the 19th … Continue reading

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Guianan Antwarbler (Hypocnemis cantator): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Guianan Antwarbler Guianan Antwarbler (Hypocnemis cantator) occurs in the Guyana Shield of northern South America. It ranges from the extreme east-central Venezuela through Suriname, Guyana and French Guiana to north-east Amazonian Brazil (del Hoyo et al. … Continue reading

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Guadeloupe Woodpecker (Melanerpes herminieri): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Guadeloupe Woodpecker Guadeloupe Woodpecker (Melanerpes herminieri) is endemic to the Island of Guadeloupe in the Lesser Antilles. It occurs from sea-level to the tree-line at 1,000 m, but is most common at 100-700 m (Winkler et … Continue reading

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Dwarf Jay (Cyanolyca nanus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Dwarf Jay Dwarf Jay (Cyanolyca nanus) occurs in south-eastern Mexico. It is found from central Veracruz to Puebla and the Sierras Juárez, Aloapaneca and Zempoaltepec in northern Oaxaca, in eastern Querétaro and in northeastern Hidalgo, where … Continue reading

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Viridian Dacnis (Dacnis viguieri): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Viridian Dacnis Viridian Dacnis (Dacnis viguieri) occurs in north-west Colombia (north Chocó, north-west Antioquia, south-west Córdoba) and east Panama (east Darién) (Hilty and Brown 1986, Ridgely and Gywnne 1989, Ridgely and Tudor 1989). Within this range … Continue reading

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Cuban Black Hawk (Buteogallus gundlachii): request for information.

BirdLife species factsheet for Cuban Black Hawk Cuban Black Hawk (Buteogallus gundlachii) is endemic to Cuba and several offshore islets and cays. In general, the species is uncommon and localised, but can be quite common in areas of optimal habitat … Continue reading

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Crescent-faced Antpitta (Grallaricula lineifrons): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Crescent-faced Antpitta Crescent-faced Antpitta (Grallaricula lineifrons) is known from few localities in the Central Andes in southern Colombia (Cauca) and on the eastern slope of the Andes in Ecuador (Napo, Carchi, Cañar and Loja) (Lehmann et … Continue reading

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Cipo Canastero (Asthenes luizae): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Cipo Canastero Cipo Canastero (Asthenes luizae) occurs in few localities in Minas Gerais, Brazil (Espinhaço mountain range and Diamantina plateau, Campina do Bananal, and further north in Monte Azul; Chaves Cordeiro et al. 1998, Vasconcelos et … Continue reading

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Cinnamon-breasted Tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus cinnamomeipectus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Cinnamon-breasted Tody-tyrant Cinnamon-breasted Tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus cinnamomeipectus) is known only from a few localities on remote and isolated mountain ranges in southern Ecuador and northern Peru, where it is rare to uncommon (Ridgely and Tudor 1994, Ridgely … Continue reading

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Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer (Diglossa gloriosissima): request for information

BirdLife species factsheet for Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer (Diglossa gloriosissima) is local and apparently scarce in the West Andes of Colombia (Ridgely and Tudor 1989), where it occurs near the timberline at high altitude in semi-humid/humid montane scrub and elfin … Continue reading

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Bolivian Spinetail (Cranioleuca henricae): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Bolivian Spinetail Bolivian Spinetail (Cranioleuca henricae) is endemic to western Bolivia, where it occurs in dry valleys of the eastern slopes of the Andes between 1,800 and 3,300 m. The species is known from very few … Continue reading

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Bogota Sunangel (Heliangelus zusii): no longer a valid taxon.

Bogota Sunangel (Heliangelus zusii) is currently listed as Data Deficient (BirdLife International 2019). Following a molecular phylogenetic analysis by Pérez-Emán et al. (2019), it was deemed that specimens placed as this species actually more likely represent hybrids between a female … Continue reading

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Belted Flycatcher (Xenotriccus callizonus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Belted Flycatcher Belted Flycatcher (Xenotriccus callizonus) occurs in southern Mexico (Chiapas), Guatemala, northwestern El Salvador (Howell and Webb 1995), and has recently been reported from southwestern Honduras (Haldeman 2015). The species is uncommon, locally distributed and … Continue reading

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Baudo Oropendola (Psarocolius cassini): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Baudo Oropendola Baudo Oropendola (Psarocolius cassini) is endemic to the Colombian Chocó, where it occurs in the foothills and lowlands around the serranías de los Saltos and de Baudó. Until recently, the species was only known … Continue reading

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Bahama Warbler (Setophaga flavescens): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Bahama Warbler Bahama Warbler (Setophaga flavenscens) is known from Abaco (Great Abaco and Little Abaco) and Grand Bahama islands in the northern Bahamas. It occurs exclusively in mature stands of Caribbean Pine Pinus caribaea (McKay et … Continue reading

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Arrowhead Piculet (Picumnus minutissimus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Arrowhead Piculet Arrowhead Piculet (Picumnus minutissimus) occurs in the coastal lowlands of the Guianas. It is probably endemic to Suriname; some consider that there have not been any conclusive records from Guyana, while its status in … Continue reading

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Chestnut-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia castaneiventris): request for information

BirdLife species factsheet for Chestnut-bellied Hummingbird Chestnut-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia castaneiventris) is restricted to the Serranía de San Lucas and the drier parts of the Magdalena Valley, Colombia, with a core range in the Chicamocha, Suarez and Chucuri valleys. It inhabits … Continue reading

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