Category Archives: Asia

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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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Red List Implications of the Asian Songbird Trade

While historically recognised as a threat to species, the cage bird trade, and in particular the Indonesian songbird trade has been receiving more attention as a key driver behind species declines in Asia (see Chng et al. 2015, Eaton et al. 2015, Harris et al. 2015, … Continue reading

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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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Gurney’s Pitta (Hydrornis gurneyi): revise global status?

Gurney’s Pitta has a restricted distribution in extreme southern Myanmar (southern Tanintharyi Region, formerly Tenasserim) and perhaps adjacent Thailand; it also formerly occurred in the far south of Thailand in Khao Nor Chuchi (Krabi Province). It is currently listed as … Continue reading

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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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Grey-breasted Babbler (Malacopteron albogulare): request for information.

Grey-breasted Babbler (Malacopteron albogulare) is found in lowland forest habitats (particularly peatswamp and heath forest on alluvial plains) in Peninsular Malaysia as well as the islands of Sumatra and Borneo. Habitat loss is considered to be the primary threat to … Continue reading

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Further analyses of data from Tracewski et al., with respect to criterion B2

Further analysis of the data outputs of Tracewski et al. (2016) has identified an additional seven species that could potentially warrant uplisting based on data relevant to criterion B2. The first topic outlining these analyses can be found here, and that topic … Continue reading

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Coral-billed Ground-cuckoo (Carpococcyx renauldi): revise global status?

Coral-billed Ground-cuckoo is restricted to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, where it inhabits lowland forest, scrub and second growth, to 900 m and exceptionally 1,500 m (Payne and de Juana 2018). It is currently classified as Least Concern on the … Continue reading

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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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Moustached Warbler (Acrocephalus melanopogon): request for information.

BirdLife species factsheet for Moustached Warbler Moustached Warbler (Acrocephalus melanopogon) has a large range, breeding across southern Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia, from Spain east to Kazakhstan. Some populations are migratory, wintering in North Africa, the Mediterranean, the … Continue reading

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Pale-throated Wren-babbler (Spelaeornis kinneari): revise global status?

The Pale-throated Wren-babbler (Spelaeornis kinneari) had been listed as Vulnerable since 2011, until it was downlisted in 2017 to Near Threatened (BirdLife International 2018) because of the recognition of potential range extensions, and a change to the use of Minimum … Continue reading

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Spectacled Eider (Somateria fischeri): request for information.

Spectacled Eider (Somateria fischeri) is a migratory duck from Russia and Alaska (U.S.A.). It is considered to be made up of three main breeding subpopulations, found around the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta (Alaska), in Arctic Alaska and along the Arctic coast of … Continue reading

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Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax): revise global status?

Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) is a widespread raptor species found across Sub-Saharan Africa and the South Asian subcontinent, with isolated populations in North Africa and the Middle East (see Ferguson-Lees and Christie 2001, Kemp and Kirwan 2017). Most populations are … Continue reading

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Black-headed Parrotbill (Psittiparus margaritae): revise global status?

Black-headed Parrotbill (Psittiparus margaritae) is found on the Da Lat Plateau in southern Vietnam as well as into the adjacent Mondulkiri Province of eastern Cambodia. The species occurs in forest habitats, but can be found in more degraded areas such … Continue reading

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

Tickell’s Brown Hornbill (Anorrhinus tickelli) is predominantly found in dense forest of southern Myanmar and adjacent Thailand up to 1,500m (Kemp and Boesman 2017). As with many hornbill species in this region deforestation and hunting may be leading to population … Continue reading

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

This topic is open for comments on all species presented in the attached pdf. These species are; Grey-rumped Treeswift (Hemiprocne longipennis), Silver-rumped Spinetail (Rhaphidura leucopygialis), Barred Eagle-owl (Bubo sumatranus), Chaco Owl (Strix chacoensis), Wallace’s Hawk-eagle (Nisaetus nanus), Rufous-bellied Eagle (Lophotriorchis … Continue reading

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Indian Grass-babbler (Graminicola bengalensis): revise global status?

Indian Grass-babbler (Graminicola bengalensis) is found in wet grasslands and swamp habitats of Nepal and northern India. It also occurs in Bangladesh, but it appears to have mostly disappeared from its former range in this country (Collar and Robson 2007). … Continue reading

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Collared Crow (Corvus pectoralis): revise global status?

Collared Crow (BirdLife Species factsheet) is currently listed as Near Threatened, on the basis that it is  suspected to be undergoing a  moderately rapid population reduction that may approach the thresholds for listing as Vulnerable (30-49% decline over a three … Continue reading

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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 was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of these species as part of the 2018 Red List … Continue reading

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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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Proposed Status Changes of Forest-dependent Species

This discussion was first published as part of the 2017 Red List update. Further species reassessment will form part of the 2018 Red List update and so this post remains open and the date of posting has been updated. Background … Continue reading

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Finn’s Weaver (Ploceus megarhynchus): revise global threat status?

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 this species as part of the 2018 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Luzon Water-redstart (Phoenicurus bicolor): uplist to Endangered?

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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Sichuan Treecreeper (Certhia tianquanensis): downlist from Near Threatened to Least Concern?

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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Mindanao Miniature-babbler (Micomacronus sordidus): list as Least Concern?

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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Celestial Monarch (Hypothymis coelestis): request for information

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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Nicobar Scops-owl (Otus alius): sufficient information for listing?

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 2017 topics: Yellow-breasted Bunting (Emberiza aureola): urgent request for information.

The Yellow-breasted Bunting, Emberiza aureola, is currently listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List on the basis that the species is undergoing a rapid decline in population size. Formerly one of the most common breeding passerines of the northern … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus): uplist from Least Concern to Vulnerable?

Snowy Owl, Bubo scandiacus, is currently listed as Least Concern as it has not been thought to approach the threshold for listing as Vulnerable under any criterion. It has a very large range spanning across predominantly Arctic regions in the … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Northern Cassowary (Casuarius unappendiculatus): downlist to Near Threatened/Least Concern?

BirdLife Species factsheet for Northern Cassowary: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/northern-cassowary-casuarius-unappendiculatus Northern Cassoway, Casuarius unappendiculatus, is found only in the lowlands of northern New Guinea, in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, inhabiting forest and swamps (Coates 1985. Beehler et al. 1986). Its habitat is slowly declining … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: New Guinea Flightless Rail (Megacrex inepta): downlist to Least Concern?

BirdLife Species factsheet for New Guinea Flightless Rail: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/new-guinea-flightless-rail-megacrex-inepta   New Guinea Flightless Rail is endemic to the island of New Guinea occurring in lowland and swamp forest, mangroves, and wet thickets in both Papua New Guinea and West Papua, … 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: Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius): downlist to Least Concern?

Southern Cassowary, Casuarius casuarius, has a wide distribution, occurring in New Guinea (both in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea) and north-eastern Australia. It inhabits predominantly rainforest, but may also occasionally be seen in adjacent habitats such as fruit plantations, savannah … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Large-billed Reed-warbler (Acrocephalus orinus): list as Least Concern?

This enigmatic reed-warbler (BirdLife Species Factsheet) has confused many since the initial specimen was collected in 1867 in Himachal Pradesh. To date it has been considered that there is too little information to conduct a robust assessment of the threat … 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: Wallace’s Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles wallacii): list as Least Concern?

BirdLife Species factsheet for Wallace’s Owlet-nightjar: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/wallaces-owlet-nightjar-aegotheles-wallacii Wallace’s Owlet-nightjar, Aeotheles wallacii, is currently listed as Data Deficient. It is known from New Guinea (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea), and has been recorded from the Aru Islands. On New Guinea it … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Papuan Boobook (Uroglaux dimorpha): list as Least Concern?

BirdLife Species factsheet for Papuan Boobook: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/papuan-boobook-uroglaux-dimorpha   The Papuan Boobook is widely but sparsely distributed across New Guinea (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea) and some offshore islands. It is generally found in lowland forest, although it may also occur … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Moluccan Cuckoo (Cacomantis aeruginosus): downlist to Least Concern?

BirdLife Species Factsheet for Moluccan Cuckoo: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/moluccan-cuckoo-cacomantis-aeruginosus Following the taxonomic changes arising from the HBW, BirdLife International Illustrated Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 1, Cacomantis heinrichi was lumped with C. aeruginosus whereas previously it had been considered … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Forest Owlet (Heteroglaux blewetti): downlist from Critically Endangered to Endangered?

Forest Owlet, Heteroglaux blewetti, is currently considered Critically Endangered under criterion C2a(i) on the basis that it has a very small population which is likely declining as a result of habitat loss, and consists of multiple very small subpopulations (BirdLife … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Romblon Boobook (Ninox spilonotus): request for information.

BirdLife Species factsheet for Romblon Boobook: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/romblon-boobook-ninox-spilonotus   Romblon Boobook, Ninox spilonotus, is a recently-split hawk-owl endemic to the Philippines. It is found in primary and taller secondary forest on the islands of Tablas and Sibuyan, with unconfirmed reports of … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Mayr’s Forest-rail (Rallicula mayri): list as Least Concern?

BirdLife Species factsheet for Mayr’s Forest-rail: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/mayrs-forest-rail-rallicula-mayri   Mayr’s Forest-rail, Rallicula mayri, is currently listed as Data Deficient. This species was formerly known from specimens from montane forest in the north of New Guinea (Cyclops, Bewani, and Torricelli) in both … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush (Garrulax mitratus): uplist to Near Threatened?

Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush (Garrulax mitratus) is currently considered Least Concern, as it has not been thought to approach any of the thresholds for listing as Vulnerable; the Extent of Occurrence is considerably in excess of 20,000 km2, and while the global … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Obscure Berrypecker (Melanocharis arfakiana): list as Least Concern?

BirdLife Species factsheet for Obscure Berrypecker: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/obscure-berrypecker-melanocharis-arfakiana   Obscure Berrypecker, Melanocharis arfakiana, is endemic to the island of New Guinea (Papua New Guinea and Indonesia) and is currently listed as Data Deficient (see BirdLife International 2017). Historically, it was known … 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: Pallas’s Fish-eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus): uplist to Endangered?

Pallas’s Fish-eagle (BirdLife International factsheet) is currently listed as Vulnerable on the basis that it has a small, declining population as a result of the widespread loss, degradation and disturbance of wetlands and breeding sites throughout its range. Concern has … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Firethroat (Calliope pectardens): request for information.

Firethroat, Calliope pectardens, is a relatively poorly-known species, with reports during the breeding season from Sichuan, Yunnan and Tibet, China, and Arunchal Pradesh, India (Alström et al. 2013). In the non-breeding season the species may venture further into India, Bangladesh, … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: A review of the status of endemic/near-endemic birds of the Andaman Islands currently listed as Near Threatened

Background to this topic The Andaman Islands are a group of islands in the Bay of Bengal in the Indian Ocean. The main vegetation type on the islands is tropical evergreen forest, with some grasslands in inland regions and mangroves … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Blue-black Kingfisher (Todiramphus nigrocyaneus): list as Near Threatened?

Blue-black Kingfisher Todiramphus nigrocyaneus is a little-known species of kingfisher with few scattered records from streams, swamps and ponds in forest to 600 m on New Guinea and some adjacent islands such as Salawati, Batanta and Yapen (Coates 1985, Beehler … 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: Black Sicklebill (Epimachus fastosus): downlist to Least Concern?

The Black Sicklebill (Epimachus fastosus) is endemic to the island of New Guinea, where it is patchily distributed in the Vogelkop peninsula in the Indonesian part of the island and through the Central Ranges of the island into Papua New … 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: Black-bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles orientalis) – request for information from Central Asia

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

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Archived 2017 topics: Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) – downlist from Near Threatened to Least Concern?

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

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Archived 2017 topics: The taxonomic treatment of the Little Shearwater (Puffinus assimilis)/Audubon’s Shearwater (P. lherminieri) complex is being revised, and P. bryani is being recognised as a species: request for information

BirdLife’s taxonomic treatment of the Little Shearwater Puffinus assimilis/Audubon’s Shearwater P. lherminieri complex is being revised to reflect improved understanding of their taxonomy, and P. bryani (Pyle et al. 2011) is to be recognised as a species. Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) – request for information from North Pacific

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

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Archived 2017 topics: Aleutian Tern (Onychoprion aleuticus, formerly Sterna aleutica): uplist to Vulnerable or Endangered?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2014 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2016 topics: Mountain Serin (Serinus estherae) is being split and moved to the genus Chrysocorythus: list C. mindanensis as Near Threatened or Least Concern?

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

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Archived 2016 topics: Rusty-faced Babbler (Robsonius rabori) has being redefined following the recognition of R. thompsoni as a new species: list R. rabori as Vulnerable and R. thompsoni as Near Threatened?

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

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Archived 2016 topics: Eurasian Scaly Thrush (Zoothera dauma) is being split: list Z. major as Vulnerable?

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

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Archived 2016 topics: Short-tailed Scimitar-babbler (Jabouilleia danjoui) is being moved to genus Rimator and split: list Rimator danjoui as Near Threatened and R. naungmungensis as Vulnerable or Endangered?

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

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Archived 2016 topics: Grey-cheeked Tit-babbler (Macronous flavicollis) is being moved to genus Mixornis and split: list M. flavicollis as Least Concern and M. prillwitzi as Vulnerable?

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

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Archived 2016 topics: Rufous-vented Prinia (Prinia burnesii) is being moved to genus Laticilla and split: list L. burnesii as Near Threatened and L. cinerascens as Vulnerable?

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

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Archived 2016 topics: Blue-and-white Flycatcher (Cyanoptila cyanomelana) is being split: request for information on C. cumatilis.

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

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Archived 2016 topics: Rearrangement of Island Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus poliocephalus: list P. misoriensis as Least Concern and P. maforensis as Near Threatened or Vulnerable?

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

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Archived 2016 topics: White-rumped Shama (Copsychus malabaricus) is being moved to genus Kittacincla and is being split: list Kittacincla malabarica as Least Concern and K. albiventris as Near Threatened?

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

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Archived 2016 topics: Limestone Wren-babbler (Gypsophila crispifrons) is being moved to genus Turdinus and split: list Turdinus calcicola as Vulnerable?

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Archived 2016 topics: White-cheeked Nuthatch (Sitta leucopsis) is being split: request for information on S. przewalskii.

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Archived 2016 topics: Black-chinned Laughingthrush (Strophocincla cachinnans) is being moved to genus Trochalopteron and split: list T. cachinnans as Endangered and T. jerdoni as Endangered or Critically Endangered?

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Archived 2016 topics: Kerala Laughingthrush (Strophocincla fairbanki) is being moved to genus Trochalopteron and split: list T. fairbanki as Near Threatened and T. meridionale as Vulnerable?

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Archived 2016 topics: Brown Bullfinch (Pyrrhula nipalensis) is being split: list P. nipalensis as Least Concern and P. waterstradti as Vulnerable?

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Archived 2016 topics: Varied Tit (Parus varius) is being moved to the genus Sittiparus and split: list Izu Tit S. owstoni and S. olivaceus as Vulnerable?

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Archived 2016 topics: Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis) is being split: list P. feminina as Near Threatened?

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Archived 2016 topics: The newly described taxon Orthotomus chaktomuk is to be recognised as a species by BirdLife: list as Vulnerable?

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Archived 2016 topics: Torrent Robin (Monachella muelleriana) is being split: list M. coultasi as Near Threatened?

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Archived 2016 topics: Great Shortwing (Heinrichia calligyna) is being split: list H. simplex as Near Threatened?

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Archived 2016 topics: Blue-winged Leafbird (Chloropsis cochinchinensis) is being split: list C. cochinchinensis as Near Threatened?

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Archived 2016 topics: White-browed Shortwing (Brachypteryx montana) is being split: could B. floris be considered Near Threatened?

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Archived 2016 topics: Yellowish Bulbul (Ixos everetti) is being moved to genus Hypsipetes and split: request for information on Hypsipetes catarmanensis.

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Archived 2016 topics: Black-throated Laughingthrush (Garrulax chinensis) is being split: list G. chinensis as Least Concern and G. monachus as Near Threatened?

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Archived 2016 topics: BirdLife are recognising Cyornis djampeanus; list as Near Threatened or Vulnerable?

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Archived 2016 topics: Blue-breasted Flycatcher (Cyornis herioti) is being split: list C. herioti as Near Threatened and C. camarinensis as Vulnerable?

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Archived 2016 topics: Brown-chested Jungle-flycatcher (Rhinomyias brunneatus) is being moved to genus Cyornis and split: list Cyornis brunneatus as Vulnerable and C. nicobaricus as Near Threatened?

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Archived 2016 topics: Northern Fantail (Rhipidura rufiventris) is being split: list R. kordensis as Near Threatened?

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Archived 2016 topics: Blue-headed Fantail (Rhipidura cyaniceps) is being split: list R. sauli as Least Concern or Near Threatened?

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Archived 2016 topics: Ryukyu Robin (Erithacus komadori) is being split and moved into the genus Larvivora: list Larvivora komadori and L. namiyei as Near Threatened?

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Archived 2016 topics: Black-browed Triller (Lalage atrovirens) is being split: list Biak Triller L. leucoptera as Near Threatened or Least Concern?

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Archived 2016 topics: White-winged Magpie (Urocissa whiteheadi) is being split: list U. whiteheadi as Vulnerable or Near Threatened?

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Archived 2016 topics: Golden Bulbul (Alophoixus affinis) is being moved to genus Thapsinillas and split: list T. platenae as Critically Endangered? Request for information on T. aurea.

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Archived 2016 topics: White-bellied Minivet (Pericrocotus erythropygius) is being split: request for information on P. albifrons.

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Archived 2016 topics: Stripe-breasted Rhabdornis (Rhabdornis inornatus) is being split: list R. rabori as Vulnerable?

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Archived 2016 topics: Japanese Robin (Erithacus akahige) is being transferred to the genus Larvivora and is being split: list Larvivora tanensis as Vulnerable?

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Archived 2016 topics: Rufous-rumped Grassbird (Graminicola bengalensis) is being split: list G. bengalensis as Near Threatened or Least Concern and G. striatus as Vulnerable?

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Archived 2016 topics: Flame-crowned Flowerpecker (Dicaeum anthonyi) is being split: list D. anthonyi as Near Threatened and D. kampalili as Least Concern?

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Archived 2016 topics: Olive-flanked Whistler (Hylocitrea bonensis) is being split: list Hylocitrea bonthaina as Endangered?

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Archived 2016 topics: Slender-billed Cicadabird (Coracina tenuirostris) is being moved to the genus Edolisoma and split into multiple species: list E. rostratum as Data Deficient, E. nesiotis and E. inseperatum as Endangered and E. monarcha as Near Threatened?

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Archived 2016 topics: Large-billed Gerygone (Gerygone magnirostris) is being split: list Gerygone hypoxantha as Vulnerable?

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Archived 2016 topics: Bar-bellied Cuckooshrike (Coracina striata) is being split: list C. dobsoni as Near Threatened?

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