Category Archives: Americas

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Archived 2021 topic: Great Tinamou (Tinamus major): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Rusty-margined Guan (Penelope superciliaris): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Crested Guan (Penelope purpurascens): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Cauca Guan (Penelope perspicax): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Red-throated Piping-guan (Pipile cujubi): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Black Curassow (Crax alector): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Razor-billed Curassow (Mitu tuberosum): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Marbled Wood-quail (Odontophorus gujanensis): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Tacarcuna Wood-quail (Odontophorus dialeucos): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Hawaiian Goose (Branta sandvicensis): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Ruddy Pigeon (Patagioenas subvinacea): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Sickle-winged Nightjar (Eleothreptus anomalus): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Saw-billed Hermit (Ramphodon naevius): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Hook-billed Hermit (Glaucis dohrnii): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Dot-eared Coquette (Lophornis gouldii): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Blue-throated Hillstar (Oreotrochilus cyanolaemus): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Wedge-tailed Hillstar (Oreotrochilus adela): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Diamantina Sabrewing (Campylopterus diamantinensis): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Dry-forest Sabrewing (Campylopterus calcirupicola): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: White-tailed Hummingbird (Eupherusa poliocerca): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia lilliae): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Little Woodstar (Chaetocercus bombus): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Bogota Rail (Rallus semiplumbeus): Revise global status?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2020 Red List update. At the time, a decision regarding the status of this species was pended and the post remained open. Following experts’ comments on the status review, the topic … Continue reading

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Archived 2021 topic: Austral Rail (Rallus antarcticus): Request for information

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Archived 2021 topic: Grey-winged Trumpeter (Psophia crepitans): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Fernandina’s Flicker (Colaptes fernandinae): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Red-fronted Parrotlet (Touit costaricensis): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Spot-winged Parrotlet (Touit stictopterus): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Grey-cheeked Parakeet (Brotogeris pyrrhoptera): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Rusty-faced Parrot (Hapalopsittaca amazonina): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Indigo-winged Parrot (Hapalopsittaca fuertesi): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Red-faced Parrot (Hapalopsittaca pyrrhops): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Yellow-naped Amazon (Amazona auropalliata): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Yellow-shouldered Amazon (Amazona barbadensis): Revise global status?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2019 Red List update. At the time, a decision regarding the status of this species was pended and the post remained open. Following experts’ comments on the status review, the topic … Continue reading

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Archived 2021 topic: Plumbeous Antvireo (Dysithamnus plumbeus): uplist from Vulnerable to Endangered?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2021 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2021 topic: White-breasted Antbird (Rhegmatorhina hoffmannsi): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Ceara Gnateater (Conopophaga cearae): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Maranon Crescentchest (Melanopareia maranonica): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Tacarcuna Tapaculo (Scytalopus panamensis): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Perija Tapaculo (Scytalopus perijanus): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Paramillo Tapaculo (Scytalopus canus): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Atlantic Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus atlanticus): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Xingu Scythebill (Campylorhamphus multostriatus): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: White-bellied Cinclodes (Cinclodes palliatus): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: White-tailed Canastero (Asthenes usheri): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Huancavelica Canastero (Asthenes huancavelicae): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Maquis Canastero (Asthenes heterura): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Great Spinetail (Synallaxis hypochondriaca): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Russet-bellied Spinetail (Synallaxis zimmeri): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Wied’s Tyrant-manakin (Neopelma aurifrons): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Golden-crowned Manakin (Lepidothrix vilasboasi): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Caatinga Black-tyrant (Knipolegus franciscanus): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Saffron Siskin (Spinus siemiradzkii): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Black-spectacled Brush-finch (Atlapetes melanopsis): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Zapata Sparrow (Torreornis inexpectata): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Bahama Oriole (Icterus northropi): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Bronze-brown Cowbird (Molothrus armenti): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Santa Marta Warbler (Myiothlypis basilica): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Sooty Ant-tanager (Habia gutturalis): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Duida Grass-finch (Emberizoides duidae): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Cocos Finch (Pinaroloxias inornata): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Woodpecker Finch (Geospiza pallida): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Cochabamba Mountain-finch (Poospiza garleppi): Revise global status?

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Archived 2021 topic: Razorbill (Alca torda): Revise global status?

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Archived 2020 topic: Bogota Rail (Rallus semiplumbeus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Bogota Rail 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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Archived 2020 topic: 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: 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: Junin Grebe (Podiceps taczanowskii): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Tolima Dove (Leptotila conoveri): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Galapagos Dove (Zenaida galapagoensis): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Vaux’s Swift (Chaetura vauxi) is being split: assessment of newly recognised taxa.

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Black-breasted Puffleg (Eriocnemis nigrivestis): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Purple-backed Sunbeam (Aglaeactis aliciae): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Glittering Starfrontlet (Coeligena orina): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Perija Starfrontlet (Coeligena consita): request for information.

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Santa Marta Sabrewing (Campylopterus phainopeplus): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Honduran Emerald (Amazilia luciae): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Esmeraldas Woodstar (Chaetocercus berlepschi): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Glow-throated Hummingbird (Selasphorus ardens): revise global status?

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

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

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

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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: Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Bristle-thighed Curlew (Numenius tahitiensis): request for information

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Long-whiskered Owlet (Xenoglaux loweryi): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Bearded Screech-owl (Megascops barbarus): revise global status?

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

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

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Plumbeous Hawk (Cryptoleucopteryx plumbea): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Three-toed Jacamar (Jacamaralcyon tridactyla): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Greater Crescent-chested Puffbird (Malacoptila striata): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Orange-fronted Barbet (Capito squamatus): revise global status?

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

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