Category Archives: South America

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Great Tinamou (Tinamus major): Revise global status?

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

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Crested Guan (Penelope purpurascens): Revise global status?

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Cauca Guan (Penelope perspicax): Revise global status?

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

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Black Curassow (Crax alector): Revise global status?

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

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

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

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Ruddy Pigeon (Patagioenas subvinacea): Revise global status?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Diamantina Sabrewing (Campylopterus diamantinensis): Revise global status?

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

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

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Little Woodstar (Chaetocercus bombus): Revise global status?

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Bogota Rail (Rallus semiplumbeus): Revise global status?

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Austral Rail (Rallus antarcticus): Request for information

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

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Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja): Revise global status?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ceara Gnateater (Conopophaga cearae): Revise global status?

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Maranon Crescentchest (Melanopareia maranonica): Revise global status?

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Tacarcuna Tapaculo (Scytalopus panamensis): Revise global status?

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Perija Tapaculo (Scytalopus perijanus): Revise global status?

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Paramillo Tapaculo (Scytalopus canus): Revise global status?

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Atlantic Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus atlanticus): Revise global status?

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Xingu Scythebill (Campylorhamphus multostriatus): Revise global status?

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

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

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Huancavelica Canastero (Asthenes huancavelicae): Revise global status?

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Maquis Canastero (Asthenes heterura): Revise global status?

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Great Spinetail (Synallaxis hypochondriaca): Revise global status?

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

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

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

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

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Saffron Siskin (Spinus siemiradzkii): Revise global status?

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

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

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

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

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

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Woodpecker Finch (Geospiza pallida): Revise global status?

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Cochabamba Mountain-finch (Poospiza garleppi): 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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: 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: 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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