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Archived 2010-2011 topics: Belding’s Yellowthroat (Geothlypis beldingi): downlist to Endangered?

Belding’s Yellowthroat Geothlypis beldingi is currently listed as Critically Endangered under criterion B1a+b(i,ii,iii,iv,v) on the basis that it was considered to have an Extent of Occurrence (EOO) estimated at less than 100 km2, in which its habitat is severely fragmented and the population is suspected to be declining due to habitat loss and degradation caused by fires, reed-cutting for construction, and drainage for conversion to cultivation and pasture (Rodríguez-Estrella et al. 1999). Erickson et al. (2008) published new localities for the species and indicated that its dispersal capabilities may be better than previously thought.
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