Category Archives: South America

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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Foothill Elaenia (Myiopagis olallai): revise global status?

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

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Slaty Becard (Pachyramphus spodiurus): revise global status?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Black Rail (Laterallus jamaicensis): revise global status?

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

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

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

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

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

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Tolima Dove (Leptotila conoveri): revise global status?

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

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

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

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

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

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Pampas Meadowlark (Leistes defilippii): request for information.

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

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

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

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Cipo Canastero (Asthenes luizae): revise global status?

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

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

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

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

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

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Bolivian Spinetail (Cranioleuca henricae): revise global status?

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

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

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

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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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Arrowhead Piculet (Picumnus minutissimus): revise global status?

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

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

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

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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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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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Turquoise-fronted Amazon (Amazona aestiva): request for information

This discussion was first published as part of the 2018 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2019 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Hooded Visorbearer (Augastes lumachella): uplist from Near Threatened 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 2019 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Banded Cotinga (Cotinga maculata): uplist from Endangered to Critically 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 2019 Red List update this … Continue reading

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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 2019 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Helmeted Woodpecker (Hylatomus galeatus): uplist from VU to EN?

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 2019 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Restinga Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes kronei): downlist from Vulnerable to Near Threatened or Least Concern?

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 2019 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Black-capped Piprites (Piprites pileata): 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 2019 Red List update this … Continue reading

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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 2019 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Black-bellied Seedeater (Sporophila melanogaster): uplist from Near Threatened to Vulnerable?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2019 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Saffron-cowled Blackbird (Xanthopsar flavus) – 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 2019 Red List update this … 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 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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Suggestions for new topics

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Archived 2018 topic: 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 2019 Red List update and so this post remains open and the date of posting has been updated. Background … Continue reading

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

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

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Archived 2018 topic: Further analyses of data from Tracewski et al., with respect to criterion B2

This discussion was first published as part of the 2018 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding the status of several species was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of these species as part of the 2019 Red … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna): revise global status?

Currently listed as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2018), Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna) has a very large range from south-east Canada, though eastern and southern U.S.A., Mexico, Central America, Cuba and into northern South America from Colombia across to northern Brazil … Continue reading

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

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

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Archived 2018 topic: Chuck-will’s-widow (Antrostomus carolinensis): revise global status?

Currently listed as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2018), Chuck-will’s-widow (Antrostomus carolinensis) is a migratory species of the Americas. It breeds in south-east Canada and eastern U.S.A. preferring wooded (particularly deciduous and mixed) habitats, although it will venture in suburban areas, … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica): revise global status?

Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) is a migratory species, breeding in eastern North America from southern Canada to the Gulf Coast states of U.S.A., and occasionally in California and Arizona. It winters in north-western South America, and while the exact range is uncertain … Continue reading

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

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

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Archived 2018 topic: Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata): revise global status?

Currently listed as Least Concern (see BirdLife International 2018), Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) is an extremely abundant passerine, breeding in boreal forest throughout Canada and Alaska, and into the extreme north-east of U.S.A. too (see Curson 2018). It is a … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: White-winged Guan (Penelope albipennis): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for White-winged Guan: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/white-winged-guan-penelope-albipennis The White-winged Guan (Penelope albipennis) survives only in Lambayeque, Piura (Díaz-Montes and del Solar-Rojas 1997) and Cajamarca departments in north-west Peru. Historically, the species was probably well distributed across the Tumbesian dry forest … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: Rusty-flanked Crake (Laterallus levraudi): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Rusty-flanked Crake: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/rusty-flanked-crake-laterallus-levraudi The Rusty-flanked Crake occurs on the lower Caribbean slope of north-west Venezuela, in eastern Zulia (V. Morón-Zambrano in litt. 2012), Barinas, Portuguesa, Falcón, Lara, Yaracuy, Carabobo, Aragua, Distrito Federal and Miranda. Until 1995, … Continue reading

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

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

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Archived 2018 topic: Cinereous Warbling-finch (Microspingus cinereus): downlist from Vulnerable to Least Concern or 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 the species as part of the 2018 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: Brasilia Tapaculo (Scytalopus novacapitalis): uplist from Near Threatened to Endangered?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of the species as part of the 2018 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: Atlantic Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus swainsoni): 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 the species as part of the 2018 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: Russet-winged Spadebill (Platyrinchus leucoryphus): 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 the species as part of the 2018 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: Campo Miner (Geositta poeciloptera): uplist from Vulnerable to Endangered?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of the species as part of the 2018 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: White-bearded Antshrike (Biatas nigropectus): downlist from VU to NT?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of the species as part of the 2018 Red List update this … Continue reading

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

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

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Archived 2018 topic: Tapajos Hermit (Phaethornis aethopygus): uplist from Near Threatened to Vulnerable?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of the species as part of the 2018 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: Three-toed Jacamar (Jacamaralcyon tridactyla): 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 the species as part of the 2018 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: Kaempfer’s Woodpecker (Celeus obrieni): downlist from Endangered to Vulnerable?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of the species as part of the 2018 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: Lesser Nothura (Nothura minor): uplist from Vulnerable to Endangered?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of the species as part of the 2018 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topics: Dwarf Tinamou (Taoniscus nanus): uplist from Vulnerable to Endangered?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of the species as part of the 2018 Red List update this … Continue reading

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

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

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Archived 2017 topics: Amazilia alfaroana is to be recognised as a species by BirdLife: list as Critically Endangered?

Amazilia alfaroana was first collected in 1895 on the Volcán de Miravalles, in the Cordillera de Guanacaste, north-west Costa Rica (Underwood 1896), and to this day this remains the only known record of this species. In del Hoyo and Collar … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Green Warbler-finch (Certhidea olivacea): uplist to Vulnerable?

Green Warbler-finch, Certhidea olivacea, is a recently-split species endemic to the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, and is found only on the islands of Santa Cruz, Isabela, Fernandina, Santiago, Baltra, Pinzón and Rábida (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) (Extent of Occurrence measured … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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Archived 2017 topics: Grey-winged Inca-finch (Incaspiza ortizi): downlist from Vulnerable to Near Threatened or Least Concern?

Grey-winged Inca-finch, Incaspiza ortizi, is currently listed as Vulnerable under criterion D2 on the basis that it is known from only a limited number of locations (BirdLife International 2017). The species is endemic to Peru, with known records from Palamba, … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Floreana Mockingbird (Mimus trifasciatus): Downlist from Critically Endangered to Endangered?

The Floreana Mockingbird, Mimus trifasciatus, is currently listed as Critically Endangered on the basis that it had a tiny population size. The species is found only on the islands of Champion and Gardner-by-Floreana in the Galapagos, Ecuador (EOO currently estimated … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Cobb’s Wren (Troglodytes cobbi): downlist to Near Threatened or Least Concern?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Great-billed Seed-finch (Sporophila maximiliani): 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 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Chestnut Seedeater (Sporophila cinnamomea): 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 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Cone-billed Tanager (Conothraupis mesoleuca): downlist from Critically Endangered to Endangered?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Forbes’s Blackbird (Anumara forbesi): downlist from Endangered to Vulnerable?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: White-winged Cotinga (Xipholena atropurpurea): downlist from Endangered to Vulnerable?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Alagoas Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes ceciliae): uplist from Endangered to Critically 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 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Rufous Twistwing (Cnipodectes superrufus): downlist from VU to NT or LC?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Kaempfer’s Tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus kaempferi): downlist from EN to VU?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Pernambuco Foliage-gleaner (Automolus lammi): 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 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Rondonia Antwarbler / Warbling-antbird (Hypocnemis ochrogyna): uplist from LC to NT or VU?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Klages’s Antwren (Myrmotherula klagesi): uplist from NT to VU?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Pectoral Antwren (Herpsilochmus pectoralis): downlist from VU to NT or LC?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: White-collared Kite (Leptodon forbesi): downlist from Critically Endangered to Endangered?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

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

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Grey-breasted Parakeet (Pyrrhura griseipectus): downlist from Critically Endangered to Endangered?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Blue-breasted Parrot (Pionus reichenowi): uplist from Least Concern to Vulnerable?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Vinaceous-breasted Amazon (Amazona vinacea): downlist from Endangered to Vulnerable?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Red-browed Amazon (Amazona rhodocorytha): downlist from Endangered to Vulnerable?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Red-tailed Amazon (Amazona brasiliensis): 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 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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