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Blue Crane (Anthropoides paradiseus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Blue Crane This discussion was first published as part of the 2020 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of … Continue reading

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

BirdLife species factsheet for Red-crowned Crane This discussion was first published as part of the 2020 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of … 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 2021 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Moluccan Woodcock (Scolopax rochussenii): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Moluccan Woodcock This discussion was first published as part of the 2020 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of … 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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Archived 2020 topic: 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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Archived 2020 topic: 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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Archived 2020 topic: 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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Archived 2020 topic: 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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Archived 2020 topic: 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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Archived 2020 topic: 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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Archived 2020 topic: 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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Archived 2020 topic: 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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Archived 2020 topic: 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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Archived 2020 topic: 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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Archived 2020 topic: 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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Archived 2020 topic: 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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Archived 2020 topic: 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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Archived 2020 topic: 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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Archived 2020 topic: 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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Archived 2020 topic: 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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Archived 2020 topic: 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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Archived 2020 topic: 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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Archived 2020 topic: 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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Archived 2020 topic: 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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Archived 2020 topic: 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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Archived 2020 topic: 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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Archived 2020 topic: 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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Archived 2020 topic: 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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Archived 2020 topic: 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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Archived 2020 topic: Javan Oriole (Oriolus cruentus): request for information

BirdLife species factsheet for Javan Oriole Javan Oriole (Oriolus cruentus) is endemic to the island of Java in Indonesia. It inhabits evergreen and moss forest as well as forest edge at elevations of 1,200-1,800 m (Walther et al. 2020). Javan … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Grey-cheeked Bulbul (Alophoixus tephrogenys): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Grey-cheeked Bulbul The Grey-cheeked Bulbul (Alophoixus tephrogenys) is a songbird species resident throughout the Sundaland region of Southeast Asia; including Brunei, both Peninsular and Borneo’s East Malaysia, central to eastern Sumatra (Indonesia), and southern parts of … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Brown-cheeked Bulbul (Alophoixus bres): Revise global status?

BirdLife International factsheet for Brown-cheeked Bulbul. The Brown-cheeked Bulbul (Alophoixus bres) is endemic to the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali, where it inhabits moist lowland and montane forests (BirdLife International, 2020). Alophoixus bres was taxonomically split in 2016 (BirdLife … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Aceh Bulbul (Pycnonotus snouckaerti): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Aceh Bulbul The Aceh Bulbul is a treeline songbird that has become increasingly rare in the Aceh region of north-western Sumatra, Indonesia (del Hoyo et al., 2020; F. Rheindt in litt., 2020). Whilst previously the species … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Chestnut-capped Thrush (Geokichla interpres): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Chestnut-capped Thrush The Chestnut-capped Thrush is a songbird species resident throughout the Sundaland region of Southeast Asia; including both Peninsular and Borneo’s East Malaysia, Brunei, and across Indonesia (including parts of Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan and the … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Audouin’s Gull (Larus audouinii) – reclassify from Least Concern to Vulnerable

Please note: This discussion topic is one of a set about species that are endemic or nearly endemic to the European Union (EU), and whose status in the EU therefore effectively determines their global status. To ensure consistency between the … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Balearic Shearwater (Puffinus mauretanicus): request for information to resolve conservation status assessment

Please note: This discussion topic is one of a set about species that are endemic or nearly endemic to the European Union (EU), and whose status in the EU therefore effectively determines their global status. To ensure consistency between the … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Yelkouan Shearwater (Puffinus yelkouan) – request for information on population trends

Please note: This discussion topic is one of a set about species that are endemic or nearly endemic to the European Union (EU), and whose status in the EU therefore effectively determines their global status. To ensure consistency between the … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Velvet Scoter (Melanitta fusca) – reclassify from Vulnerable to Near Threatened

Please note: This discussion topic is one of a set about species that are endemic or nearly endemic to the European Union (EU), and whose status in the EU therefore effectively determines their global status. To ensure consistency between the … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa – reclassify from Least Concern to Vulnerable

Please note: This discussion topic is one of a set about species that are endemic or nearly endemic to the European Union (EU), and whose status in the EU therefore effectively determines their global status. To ensure consistency between the … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Rock Partridge (Alectoris graeca) – request for information on population trends

Please note: This discussion topic is one of a set about species that are endemic or nearly endemic to the European Union (EU), and whose status in the EU therefore effectively determines their global status. To ensure consistency between the … Continue reading

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Archived: Suggestions for new topics

To suggest discussion of a species not listed in the forum, send a reply to this discussion. A moderator will assess the suitability of the topic and create a new topic if appropriate. Continue reading

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Archived 2019 topic: Species to be potentially uplisted after a reassessment of species against criterion A, following Tracewski et al. (2016)

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 2019 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2019 topic: 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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Archived 2019 topic: 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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Archived 2019 topic: 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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Archived 2019 topic: 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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Archived 2019 topic: 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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Archived 2019 topic: 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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Archived 2019 topic: 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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Archived 2019 topic: 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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Archived 2019 topic: 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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Archived 2019 topic: 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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Archived 2019 topic: 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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Archived 2019 topic: 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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Archived 2019 topic: 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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Archived 2019 topic: 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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Archived 2019 topic: 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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Archived 2019 topic: Reclassification of species listed as CR, CR (PE), EW and EX following Butchart et al. (2018)

A set of papers published in 2017 (Akcakaya et al. 2017, Keith et al. 2017, Thompson et al. 2017) laid out methods for quantitatively estimating a species’s probability of extinction based on parameters associated with threats, in addition to records … Continue reading

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Archived 2019 topic: Spectacled Eider (Somateria fischeri): 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 made to uplist the species to Near Threatened, but to enable potential further reassessment of this species as … Continue reading

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Archived 2019 topic: Turquoise-fronted Amazon (Amazona aestiva): 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 2019 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: Re-assessment of Species against Criterion B1: Red List Implications of the use of Minimum Convex Polygons

This discussion was first published as part of the 2017 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding the status of several species was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of these species as part of the 2019 Red … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: Newell’s Shearwater (Puffinus newelli) is being split: assessment of newly recognised taxa.

BirdLife species factsheet for Newell’s Shearwater: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/newells-shearwater-puffinus-newelli   Follow a taxonomic reassessment, Newell’s Shearwater (Puffinus newelli), has been split into Newell’s Shearwater (P. newelli) and Rapa Shearwater (P. myrtae). The newly defined Newell’s Shearwater breeds on Hawaiian Islands, predominantly on … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: Band-rumped Storm-petrel (Hydrobates castro) is being split: assessment of newly recognised taxa.

Following a taxonomic reassessment, the Band-rumped Storm-petrel, Hydrobates castro, has been split on the HBW/BirdLife International checklist into H. castro and H. jabejabe. H. castro encompasses the vast majority of the range of the pre-split species and with no evidence to … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: Leach’s Storm-petrel (Hydrobates leucorhous) is being split: assessment of newly recognised taxa.

Following a taxonomic reassessment, Leach’s Storm-petrel (Hydrobates leucorhous) has been split on the HBW/BirdLife International checklist into H. leucorhous, H. socorroensis and H. cheimomnestes. When treated as subspecies, H. l. socorroensis was referred to as Townsend’s Storm-petrel, and H. l. … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: Madagascar Grebe (Tachybaptus pelzelnii): revise global status?

Madagascar Grebe (Tachybaptus pelzelnii) is endemic to Madagascar, generally frequenting shallow freshwater pools and lakes with dense lily pads, although it will occur on brackish and deeper water (del Hoyo et al. 1992, Langrand 1995, Fjeldså 2004, H. G. Young in litt. 2012). The … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis): revise global status?

Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis) is known only to breed on the Hawaiian islands of Hawai`i, Lana`i, Moloka`i, Kaua`i and Maui, and it ranges through the central Pacific. Analysis by Spear et al. (1995) gave a best estimate for the population … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: Crested Argus (Rheinardia ocellata): revise global status?

Crested Argus has two subspecies with range as follows (McGowan and Kirwan 2018): R. o. ocellata – Annamite mountain chain in central and southern Vietnam (south to the Da Lat Plateau) and neighbouring eastern Laos. R. o. nigrescens – mountains … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: White-fronted Tern (Sterna striata): revise global status?

White-fronted Tern (Sterna striata) is found in south-eastern Australasia, and is split into three subspecies. The nominate S. s. striata breeds on North, South and Stewart Islands of New Zealand; S. s. aucklandorum breeds on the Chatham Islands and Auckland … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: Green Peafowl (Pavo muticus) – revise global status?

Green Peafowl has three recognised subspecies with the current range thought to be as follows: P. m. spicifer occurs from NE India (SE Assam) and SE Bangladesh E to NW Myanmar (possibly extinct). P. m. imperator is patchily distributed in … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: A reassessment of the Red List status of several Asian hornbill species

BirdLife is currently undertaking a review of the Red List status of forest dependent species following analyses of forest loss carried out by Tracewski et al. (2016) (see background forum topic here). A subset of Asian hornbill species come out … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: White-eyed Gull (Larus leucophthalmus): revise global status?

White-eyed Gull (Larus leucophthalmus) breeds on inshore islands and islets of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, while in the non-breeding season some individuals may wander throughout the breeding range. PERSGA/GEF (2003) estimated there to be 12,000-13,000 pairs (excluding … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: Species to be potentially uplisted after a reassessment of species against criterion B2, following Tracewski et al. (2016)

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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Archived 2018 topic: Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus): uplist to Near Threatened or Vulnerable?

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

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Archived 2018 topic: Amsterdam Albatross (Diomedea amsterdamensis): downlist from Critically Endangered 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 the species as part of the 2018 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: Northern Ground-hornbill (Bucorvus abyssinicus): request for information.

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

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Archived 2018 topic: Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita): downlist from Critically Endangered to Endangered?

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

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Archived 2018 topic: Red-fronted Macaw (Ara rubrogenys): uplist from Endangered to Critically Endangered?

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

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Archived 2018 topic: Lesser Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus): downlist from Vulnerable to Near Threatened?

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

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Archived 2018 topic: Lesser Nothura (Nothura minor): 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 the species as part of the 2018 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topics: Dwarf Tinamou (Taoniscus nanus): 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 the species as part of the 2018 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Yellow-naped Amazon (Amazona auropalliata): request for information.

Yellow-naped Amazon, Amazona auropalliata, occurs on the Pacific slope of southern Mexico through to northern Costa Rica, as well as in north-east Nicaragua into north-east Honduras, and the Bay Islands of Honduras (Juniper and Parr 1988, see Taylor 2013). It … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Southern Red-breasted Plover (Charadrius obscurus): uplist to Critically Endangered?

Southern Red-breasted Plover (or Southern New Zealand Dotterel) (Charadrius obscurus) is endemic to New Zealand. Once widespread in the South Island of New Zealand, it now breeds only on inland Stewart Island/Rakiura, mainly on subalpine herb-fields or rocky areas above … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris): downlist to Least Concern?

Black-browed Albatross, Thalassarche melanophris, ranges from subtropical to polar waters in the southern hemisphere (ACAP 2009). It breeds on islands throughout its circumpolar distribution, with breeding occurring on the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), multiple islands to Chile, South Georgia (Georgias … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Coxen’s Fig-parrot (Cyclopsitta coxeni): downlist to Endangered?

Coxen’s Fig-parrot, C. coxeni, was recently split from Double-eyed Fig-parrot, C. diophthalma and listed as Critically Endangered under criterion C2a(i) on the basis that it likely has a very small population, and there is a chance that it may be … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor): downlist to VU?

Black-faced Spoonbill is currently listed as Endangered under Criterion C2a(ii), on the basis that there is an on-going decline and the global population size is below 2,500 mature individuals. An apparent increase has been reported for the population over the … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Cape Gannet (Morus capensis): uplist to Endangered?

Cape Gannet Morus capensis is a breeding endemic species of coastal southern Africa, breeding on 6 islands in total. These sites are evenly split between South Africa (Bird [Algoa Bay], Malgas and Bird [Lambert’s Bay] Islands) and Namibia (Ichaboae, Mercury … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala): request for information.

White-headed Duck, Oxyura leucocephala, has a very patchy distribution across Eurasia and into northern Africa. There is a small resident population in Spain, and northern Africa, but the majority of the population is migratory and is found further east, in … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Westland Petrel (Procellaria westlandica): request for information.

Westland Petrel, Procellaria westlandica, is known only to breed in the densely forested coastal foothills of Punakaiki, South Island, New Zealand (Best and Owen 1976, ACAP 2012). The most recent estimate of population size is 2,954-5,137 annual breeding pairs (Wood … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Kea (Nestor notabilis): uplist from Vulnerable to Endangered?

The Kea (Nestor notabilis) is endemic to New Zealand, and is currently listed as Vulnerable under criterion C2a(ii) on the basis of a small and declining population size. The population is sparsely distributed across a range of approximately 3.5 million … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Ultramarine Lorikeet (Vini ultramarina): uplist to Critically Endangered?

BirdLife Species factsheet for Ultramarine Lorikeet: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/ultramarine-lorikeet-vini-ultramarina   Ultramarine Lorikeet, Vini ultramarina, is endemic to the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia. Once occurring on several islands in the group it has gone extinct on all bar one of these. On Ua … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus): downlist to Near Threatened?

Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus breeds predominantly in south-east Europe and central Asia, with breeding taking place in at least 12 countries (see Catsadorakis and Portolou 2017). During the non-breeding season, individuals in western populations migrate to the Mediterranean; individuals from … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Ouvea Parakeet (Eunymphicus uvaeensis): downlist to Vulnerable?

BirdLife Species factsheet for Ouvea Parakeet: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/ouvea-parakeet-eunymphicus-uvaeensis   Endemic to the island of Ouvea, French Polynesia, Ouvea Parakeet, Eunymphicus uvaeensis, is currently listed as Endangered under criterion B1ab(iii) as it was believed to be restricted to a small area of … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Antipodean Albatross (Diomedea antipodensis): uplist to Endangered?

Antipodean Albatross, Diomedea antipodensis, is a breeding endemic of New Zealand. It is known to breed on only a very limited number of islands; Antipodes Island, the Auckland Islands (Adams, Auckland and Disappointment), Campbell Island and Pitt Island (one pair … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Brown-necked Parrot (Poicephalus robustus) is being split into P. robustus and P. fuscicollis: list P. fuscicollis as Least Concern and P. robustus as Vulnerable?

Following a taxonomic reassessment, the Brown-necked Parrot, Poicephalus robustus, is to be split by BirdLife’s Taxonomic Working Group into Cape Parrot, P. robustus, and Brown-necked Parrot, P. fuscicollis. Brown-necked Parrot comprises two subspecies; P. f. fuscicollis, which is found patchily … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Pesquet’s Parrot (Psittrichas fulgidus): downlist to Near Threatened or Least Concern?

BirdLife Species factsheet for Pesquet’s Parrot: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/pesquets-parrot-psittrichas-fulgidus   Pesquet’s Parrot, Psittrichas fulgidus, is an apparently rare and declining species found patchily across New Guinea. It is restricted to lower montane and hill forest (Mack and Wright 1998, B. Beehler in … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca): downlist to Least Concern?

BirdLife species factsheet for Ferruginous Duck The global population size and trend of Ferruginous Duck has been difficult to establish with confidence due to an apparent tendency to shift its breeding distribution in response to interannual fluctuations in water levels … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Great Bustard (Otis tarda): downlist to Near Threatened?

Great Bustard, Otis tarda, is currently listed as Vulnerable under criteria A2cd+3cd+4cd (see BirdLife International 2017) as it is undergoing rapid population declines. It has a wide, but fragmented distribution across Eurasia, with a small, declining population present in Morocco. … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Relict Gull (Larus relictus): downlist to Near Threatened?

Relict Gull, Larus relictus, is a migratory gull, breeding at localities in Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia and China (e.g. Rubini and Berezovikov 2002, He Fen-qi and Ren Yong-qui 2006). Breeding sites are found in the arid-steppe zone on islands in saline … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: White-eared Parakeet (Pyrrhura leucotis): uplist from Near Threatened to Vulnerable?

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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