Dapple-throat (Arcanathor orostruthus): Revise global status?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2020 Red List update. At the time, a decision regarding the status of this species was pended and the post remained open. Following experts’ comments on the status review, the topic has now been updated to reflect the most recent information. The initial topic on this analysis can be found here.

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3 Responses to Dapple-throat (Arcanathor orostruthus): Revise global status?

  1. Red List Team (BirdLife International) says:

    Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this discussion. We greatly appreciate the time and effort invested by so many people in commenting. The window for consultation is now closed. We will analyse and interpret the new information and post a preliminary decision on this species’s Red List status on this page in early July.

    Thank you once again,
    BirdLife Red List Team

  2. Red List Team (BirdLife International) says:

    Preliminary proposal

    Based on available information, our preliminary proposal for the 2021 Red List would be to adopt the proposed classifications outlined in the initial forum discussion.

    Following further review of the evidence, Dinesen et al. (2001) placed the population in the Udzungwas mountains at 10,000 individuals, which is now unquantified but may be very small (B. Phalan in litt. 2020). With the small population also in Mozambique, the population size is suspected to be less than 10,000 mature individuals, with the largest subpopulation suspected to hold >1,000 mature individuals. It therefore still meets the proposed classification.

    There is now a period for further comments until the final deadline in late July, after which the recommended categorisations will be put forward to IUCN.

    The final 2021 Red List categories will be published on the BirdLife and IUCN websites in December 2021, following further checking of information relevant to the assessments by both BirdLife and IUCN.

    Dinesen, L.; Lehmberg, T.; Rahner, M. C.; Fjeldsa, J. 2001. Conservation priorities for the forests of the Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania, based on primates, duikers and birds. Biological Conservation 99: 223-236.

  3. Red List Team (BirdLife International) says:

    Recommended categorisation to be put forward to IUCN

    The final categorisation for this species has not changed. Dapple-throat is recommended to be listed as Near Threatened, approaching classification as threatened under Criterion C2a(i).

    Many thanks for everyone who contributed to the 2021 GTB Forum process. The final 2021 Red List categories will be published on the BirdLife and IUCN websites in December 2021, following further checking of information relevant to the assessments by both BirdLife and IUCN.

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