Category Archives: Americas

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Archived 2020 topic: Five-colored Barbet (Capito quinticolor): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Blue-cowled Barbet (Eubucco steerii): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Helmeted Woodpecker (Celeus galeatus): request for information

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2020 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Amazonian Parrotlet (Nannopsittaca dachilleae): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Black-billed Amazon (Amazona agilis): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Lilacine Amazon (Amazona lilacina): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Diademed Amazon (Amazona diadema): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Black-capped Parakeet (Pyrrhura rupicola): revise global status?

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

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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: Great Green Macaw (Ara ambiguus): request for information

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Golden-plumed Parakeet (Leptosittaca branickii): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Yellow-eared Parrot (Ognorhynchus icterotis): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Black-hooded Antwren (Formicivora erythronotos): request for information

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

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Archived 2020 topic: White-streaked Antvireo (Dysithamnus leucostictus): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Maranon Antshrike (Thamnophilus shumbae): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Spiny-faced Antshrike (Xenornis setifrons): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Bananal Antbird (Cercomacra ferdinandi): request for information

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Spix’s Antwarbler (Hypocnemis striata): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: White-lined Antbird (Myrmoborus lophotes): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Pale-billed Antpitta (Grallaria carrikeri): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner (Clibanornis erythrocephalus): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Santa Marta Foliage-gleaner (Clibarnornis rufipectus): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Chestnut-backed Thornbird (Phacellodomus dorsalis): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Cipo Canastero (Asthenes luizae): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Marcapata Spinetail (Cranioleuca marcapatae): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Vilcabamba Spinetail (Cranioleuca weskei): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Coiba Spinetail (Cranioleuca dissita): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Grey-tailed Piha (Snowornis subalaris): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2020 topic: Bare-throated Bellbird (Procnias nudicollis): downlist from Vulnerable to Near Threatened?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2020 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Black-capped Piprites (Piprites pileata): request for information

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2020 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Serra do Mar Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes difficilis): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Serra do Mar Tyrannulet Serra do Mar Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes difficilis) occurs in south-east Brazil (Espírito Santo and south Minas Gerais to north-east Rio Grande do Sul). It has a disjunct distribution and is found in the … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Piura Chat-tyrant (Ochthoeca piurae): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Piura Chat-tyrant Piura Chat-tyrant (Ochthoeca piurae) is endemic to north-western Peru, where it occurs in a narrow range on the flanks of the Andes from Piura to Lima (Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990, Fitzpatrick et al. 2004, … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Jamaican Crow (Corvus jamaicensis): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Jamaican Crow Jamaican Crow (Corvus jamaicensis) is endemic to Jamaica. It is widely distributed in a variety of habitats, from wet forests to open woodland, preferring secondary growth and heavily disturbed, anthropogenic habitats including agricultural areas … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Peruvian Martin (Progne murphyi): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Peruvian Martin Peruvian Martin (Progne murphyi) occurs in coastal Peru and northern Chile. The species is very poorly known. It is found in open and semi-open areas along the coast, but also in pastures, agricultural lands … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: San Cristobal Mockingbird (Mimus melanotis): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for San Cristobal Mockingbird San Cristobal Mockingbird (Mimus melanotis) is endemic to the Galápagos Islands (Ecuador), where it occurs only on the island of San Cristóbal. It inhabits a wide range of habitats, including farmland, woodland with … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Wood Thrush Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) is a widespread breeding visitor to the eastern USA and south-eastern Canada, wintering in Central America from southern Mexico to Panama. It breeds in the interior and along the edges … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Iiwi (Drepanis coccinea): Revise global status?

BirdLife International factsheet for the Iiwi. The Iiwi is a species of Hawaiian honeycreeper, endemic to the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific. It is a forest dependent species and inhabits a variety of native, disturbed and un-natural habitat (BirdLife International, … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Yellow-headed Brush-finch (Atlapetes flaviceps): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Yellow-headed Brush-finch Yellow-headed Brush-finch (Atlapetes flaviceps) is endemic to Colombia, where it occurs on both slopes of the Central Andes and the Western Andes. It is found between 1,200 and 2,500 m. It inhabits secondary forests … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Costa Rican Ground-sparrow (Melozone cabanisi): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Costa Rican Ground-sparrow Costa Rican Ground-sparrow (Melozone cabanisi) is endemic to Costa Rica, where it occurs in a small area in the Central Valley, the Turrialba Valley and the Monteverde Mountains. The species occupies a variety … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Pampas Meadowlark (Leistes defilippii): request for information.

BirdLife species factsheet for Pampas Meadowlark 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: Selva Cacique (Cacicus koepckeae): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Selva Cacique Selva Cacique (Cacicus koepckeae) occurs in the Amazon lowlands of Peru and adjacent western Brazil. It inhabits humid forests at elevations of 300-700 m, preferring riparian forests with bamboo stands (Grilli et al. 2012, … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: St Lucia Oriole (Icterus laudabilis): request for information

BirdLife species factsheet for St Lucia Oriole St Lucia Oriole (Icterus laudabilis) is endemic to St Lucia in the Lesser Antilles. It inhabits secondary and primary forest, dry scrubland and agricultural areas near settlements, but appears to prefer moist highland … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Forbes’s Blackbird (Anumara forbesi): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Forbes’s Blackbird The Forbes’s Blackbird (Anumara forbesi) is known from widely scattered sites in Brazil, where it occurs in Pernambuco and Alagoas in the northeast, and over 1,400 km to the south in Minas Gerais, east … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Black-polled Yellowthroat (Geothlypis speciosa): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Black-polled Yellowthroat Black-polled Yellowthroat (Geothlypis speciosa) is endemic to central Mexico. It inhabits lakeshores and freshwater marshes, where it requires extensive reedbeds. The population size is tentatively estimated at 1,500-7,000 mature individuals. The species has already … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Bahama Warbler (Setophaga flavescens): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Bahama Warbler 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: Barbuda Warbler (Setophaga subita): request for information

BirdLife species factsheet for Barbuda Warbler Barbuda Warbler (Setophaga subita) is endemic to Barbuda. It inhabits most habitat types on the island, but prefers xeric scrub and dry forest, particularly with higher canopy (Mahabir 2018, Diamond 2020). The population size … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Pink-headed Warbler (Cardellina versicolor): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Pink-headed Warbler Pink-headed Warbler (Cardellina versicolor) occurs in the mountains of Chiapas, Mexico, and western Guatemala. It inhabits oak-alder-conifer forest, scrub and cloud forest at elevations of 1,800-3,500 m. The species prefers humid forests with undisturbed … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Red-and-black Grosbeak (Caryothraustes erythromelas): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Red-and-black Grosbeak The Red-and-black Grosbeak (Caryothraustes erythromelas) occurs in extreme eastern Venezuela, north and central Guyana, Suriname (except south-west), French Guiana and Brazil from Amapá south to Pará and Maranhão (del Hoyo et al. 2011, WikiAves … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Masked Saltator (Saltator cinctus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Masked Saltator Masked Saltator (Saltator cinctus) occurs in a disjunct range on the slopes of the Andes in central Colombia, eastern Ecuador and northern Peru. It inhabits the canopy of montane and elfin forest at 1,700-3,100 … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Slaty-backed Hemispingus (Poospiza goeringi): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Slaty-backed Hemispingus Slaty-backed Hemispingus (Poospiza goeringi) is endemic to Venezuela, where it occurs in the Cordillera de Mérida in the west of the country. It inhabits cloud and elfin forest at 2,600-3,200 m, but appears to … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Tamarugo Conebill (Conirostrum tamarugense): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Tamarugo Conebill Tamarugo Conebill (Conirostrum tamarugense) breeds in northern Chile, migrating to southern Peru in the non-breeding season. In Chile, it mostly inhabits isolated patches and plantations of tamarugo trees Prosopis tamarugo, as well as scrub, … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Rufous-bellied Mountain-tanager (Pseudosaltator rufiventris): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Rufous-bellied Mountain-tanager Rufous-bellied Mountain-tanager (Pseudosaltator rufiventris) occurs in the eastern Andes of Bolivia and Argentina. It inhabits shrubby or open habitats, scrubland and woodland at elevations of 2,500-4,000 m, and is also found in agricultural land … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Gold-ringed Tanager (Bangsia aureocincta): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Gold-ringed Tanager Gold-ringed Tanager (Bangsia aureocincta) is endemic to Colombia, where it occurs in a small area on the Pacific slope of the West Andes. The species occupies humid and mossy cloud forests at 350-2,195 m … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Azure-rumped Tanager (Tangara cabanisi): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Azure-rumped Tanager: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/azure-rumped-tanager-tangara-cabanisi 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 … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Sira Tanager (Tangara phillipsi): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Sira Tanager Sira Tanager (Tangara phillipsi) is endemic to the Cerros del Sira in eastern central Peru. It is found in humid scrub and along the edges of montane forest, preferring open habitats such as elfin … Continue reading

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Archived 2019 topic: Cipo Canastero (Asthenes luizae): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2019 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 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: Suggestions for new topics

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

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

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

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

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Archived 2019 topic: The newly described taxon Painted Manakin (Machaeropterus eckelberryi) is to be recognized as a species by BirdLife International.

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

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Archived 2019 topic: Multicolored Tanager (Chlorochrysa nitidissima): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2019 topic: Choco Vireo (Vireo masteri): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2019 topic: Foothill Elaenia (Myiopagis olallai): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2019 topic: Slaty Becard (Pachyramphus spodiurus): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2019 topic: White-winged Nightjar (Eleothreptus candicans): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2019 topic: The newly described taxon Santa Marta Screech-owl (Megascops gilesi) is to be recognized as a species by BirdLife International.

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

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Archived 2019 topic: Blossomcrown (Anthocephala floriceps) is being split: assessment of newly recognised taxa.

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

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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: Black Rail (Laterallus jamaicensis): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2019 topic: Rufous-browed Hemispingus (Poospiza rufosuperciliaris): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2019 topic: Cassin’s Finch (Haemorhous cassinii): revise global status?

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

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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: Parana Antwren (Formicivora acutirostris): request for information.

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

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Archived 2019 topic: Black-and-gold Cotinga (Lipaugus ater): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2019 topic: Guianan Antwarbler (Hypocnemis cantator): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2019 topic: Guadeloupe Woodpecker (Melanerpes herminieri): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2019 topic: Dwarf Jay (Cyanolyca nanus): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2019 topic: Viridian Dacnis (Dacnis viguieri): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2019 topic: Cuban Black Hawk (Buteogallus gundlachii): request for information.

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

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Archived 2019 topic: Crescent-faced Antpitta (Grallaricula lineifrons): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2019 topic: Cinnamon-breasted Tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus cinnamomeipectus): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2019 topic: Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer (Diglossa gloriosissima): request for information

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

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Archived 2019 topic: Bolivian Spinetail (Cranioleuca henricae): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2019 topic: Bogota Sunangel (Heliangelus zusii): no longer a valid taxon.

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

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Archived 2019 topic: Belted Flycatcher (Xenotriccus callizonus): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2019 topic: Baudo Oropendola (Psarocolius cassini): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2019 topic: Arrowhead Piculet (Picumnus minutissimus): revise global status?

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

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Archived 2019 topic: Chestnut-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia castaneiventris): request for information

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

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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: Black-capped Vireo (Vireo atricapilla): 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 2019 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2019 topic: Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea): 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 2019 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2019 topic: Forest thrush (Turdus lherminieri): 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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