Tag Archives: Angola

Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo (Cercococcyx mechowi) is being split: assessment of newly recognised taxa.

Birdlife International factsheet for Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo. Following a taxonomic reassessment, Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo (Cercococcyx mechowi) has been split into Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo (C. mechowi), and Whistling Long-tailed Cuckoo (C. lemaireae) (see Boesman and Collar, 2019). The newly-split Dusky Long-tailed … Continue reading

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Yellow-spotted Barbet (Buccanodon duchaillui) is being split: assessment of newly recognised taxa.

Birdlife International factsheet for Yellow-spotted Barbet. Following a taxonomic reassessment, Yellow-spotted Barbet (Buccanodon duchaillui) has been split into Eastern Yellow-spotted Barbet (B. duchaillui), and Western Yellow-spotted Barbet (B. dowsetti) (see Boesman and Collar, 2019). The newly-split Eastern Yellow-spotted Barbet has … Continue reading

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Gabela Bush-shrike (Laniarius amboimensis): Revise global status?

BirdLife International factsheet for Gabela Bush-shrike. Gabela Bush-shrike is endemic to Angola, and inhabits escarpment forests, secondary forest, and degraded farmbush (Fry, 2020). The main threat to Gabela Bush-shrike is habitat loss and degradation through agricultural practices (Mills, 2010). The … Continue reading

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Archived 2019 topic: Monteiro’s Bush-shrike (Malaconotus monteiri): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Monteiro’s Bush-shrike Monteiro’s Bush-shrike (Malaconotus monteiri) is known from a small number of records from a few sites in Angola and Cameroon. In Angola, recent surveys found it to be relatively rare (Cáceres et al. 2015), … Continue reading

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Archived 2019 topic: Pale-throated Barbet (Gymnobucco vernayi): request for information.

BirdLife species factsheet for Pale-throated Barbet: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/pale-throated-barbet-gymnobucco-vernayi Endemic to highlands of west-central Angola, Pale-throated Barbet (Gymnobucco vernayi) was until recently considered conspecific with Naked-faced Barbet (G. calvus) (del Hoyo et al. 2018). Its habitat is described as similar to that … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: White-bellied Barbet (Lybius leucogaster): uplist to Endangered or Vulnerable?

BirdLife species factsheet for White-bellied Barbet: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/white-bellied-barbet-lybius-leucogaster   White-bellied Barbet, Lybius leucogaster, is currently listed as Least Concern on the basis that it was thought that it did not approach the threshold for Vulnerable under any criterion. This species is … Continue reading

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Archived 2016 topics: Damara Tern (Sternula balaenarum): uplist from Near Threatened to Vulnerable?

BirdLife species factsheet for Damara Tern: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=3282 Damara Tern (Sternula balaenarum) breeds along the coast of southern Angola, Namibia and South Africa (Crawford & Simmons 1997, Simmons 2010, Braby 2011). A total of 70 known breeding colonies are found across its … Continue reading

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Archived 2016 topics: White-throated Greenbul (Phyllastrephus albigularis) is being split: list P. albigularis as Least Concern and P. viridiceps as Near Threatened?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

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Archived 2016 topics: Meves’s Glossy Starling (Lamprotornis mevesii) is being split: request for information on L. benguelensis.

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

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