Tag Archives: Democratic Republic of Congo

Maccoa Duck (Oxyura maccoa): Revise global status?

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Damara Tern (Sternula balaenarum): Revise global status?

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Dwarf Honeyguide (Indicator pumilio): Revise global status?

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Grauer’s Cuckooshrike (Ceblepyris graueri): Revise global status?

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Grauer’s Swamp-warbler (Bradypterus graueri): Revise global status?

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Red-collared Mountain-babbler (Kupeornis rufocinctus): Revise global status?

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Chapin’s Mountain-babbler (Kupeornis chapini): Revise global status?

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Spotted Ground-thrush (Geokichla guttata): Revise global status?

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Crossley’s Ground-thrush (Geokichla crossleyi): Revise global status?

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Chapin’s Flycatcher (Fraseria lendu): Revise global status?

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White-headed Robin-chat (Cossypha heinrichi): Revise global status?

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Rockefeller’s Sunbird (Cinnyris rockefelleri): Revise global status?

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Loango Weaver (Ploceus subpersonatus): Revise global status?

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Lufira Masked Weaver (Ploceus ruweti): Revise global status?

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Golden-naped Weaver (Ploceus aureonucha): Revise global status?

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Archived 2020 topic: 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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Archived 2020 topic: 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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Archived 2020 topic: Kabobo Apalis (Apalis kaboboensis): Revise global status?

BirdLife International factsheet for Kabobo Apalis. The Kabobo Apalis is endemic to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and inhabits the montane canopy in the Albertine Rift (Ryan, 2016). The population has recently been estimated to be 4,130 individuals (Dewhurst, … Continue reading

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Archived 2019 topic: Turner’s Eremomela (Eremomela turneri): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Turner’s Eremomela: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/turners-eremomela-eremomela-turneri Turner’s Eremomela (Eremomela turneri) is a poorly known species with a potentially very patchy distribution. Comprising two subspecies, the nominate is relatively common in Kakamega and South Nandi Forests, Kenya, the latter being … Continue reading

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Archived 2019 topic: Schouteden’s Swift (Schoutedenapus schoutedeni): no longer a valid taxon.

Schouteden’s Swift (Schoutedenapus schoutedeni) is currently listed as Vulnerable (BirdLife International 2019). Following a review by Fishpool (2019), it was deemed that specimens placed as this species actually more likely represent darker juvenile or sub-adult Scarce Swifts (Schoutedenapus myoptilus) of … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: Shelley’s Eagle-owl (Bubo shelleyi): revise global status?

A rare and poorly known species, Shelley’s Eagle-owl (Bubo shelleyi) is currently listed as Near Threatened (see BirdLife International 2018). It is known only from scattered locations from Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana (where it could now be extirpated), … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Spotted Ground-thrush (Geokichla guttata): downlist from Endangered to Vulnerable?

BirdLife Species factsheet for Spotted Ground-thrush: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/spotted-ground-thrush-geokichla-guttata   The Spotted Ground-thrush, Geokichla guttata (formerly placed in the genus Zoothera) is currently listed as Endangered under criterion C2a(i), on the basis that it has a very small and fragmented population which … Continue reading

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Archived 2017 topics: Shelley’s Crimson-wing (Cryptospiza shelleyi): 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 2016 topics: White-browed Crombec (Sylvietta leucophrys) is being split: request for information on S. chapini

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: Icterine Greenbul (Phyllastrephus icterinus) is being split: request for information regarding P. lorenzi

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: Katanga Masked Weaver (Ploceus katangae) is being split: request for information on P. upembae

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: Greater Double-collared Sunbird (Nectarinia afra) is changing its scientific name to Cinnyris afer and being split: request for information on C. prigoginei

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: Papyrus Yellow Warbler (Chloropeta gracilirostris) is being moved to genus Calamonastides and split: list Calamonastides gracilirostris and C. bensoni as Vulnerable?

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: Chestnut-throated Apalis (Apalis porphyrolaema) is being split: request for information on A. kaboboensis

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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