Tag Archives: Madagascar

Madagascar Teal (Anas bernieri): Revise global status?

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Slender-billed Flufftail (Sarothrura watersi): Revise global status?

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Tsingy Wood-rail (Mentocrex beankaensis): Revise global status?

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Madagascar Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis bernieri): Revise global status?

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Madagascar Pratincole (Glareola ocularis): Revise global status?

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Madagascar Yellowbrow (Crossleyia xanthophrys): Revise global status?

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Archived 2020 topic: Madagascar Jacana (Actophilornis albinucha): Revise global status?

BirdLife International factsheet for Madagascar Jacana. The Madagascar Jacana is a wetland bird endemic to Madagascar, inhabiting shallow lake margins and freshwater marshes (BirdLife International, 2020). A new population estimate puts the global population at 975-2,064 individuals (D’Urban Jackson et … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Henst’s Goshawk (Accipiter henstii): revise global status?

BirdLife International factsheet for Henst’s Goshawk Henst’s Goshawk is endemic to Madagascar, and inhabits primary rainforest to the east, and dry rainforest to the west of the island (Kemp et al., 2020). The most optimistic, recent population estimate stands at … Continue reading

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Archived 2020 topic: Dusky Tetraka (Crossleyia tenebrosa): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Dusky Tetraka Dusky Tetraka (Crossleyia tenebrosa) is endemic to eastern Madagascar. It inhabits lowland and mid-altitude rainforest, where it prefers the most humid and undisturbed areas. The species is not well known and appears to be … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: Madagascar Grebe (Tachybaptus pelzelnii): revise global status?

Madagascar Grebe (Tachybaptus pelzelnii) is endemic to Madagascar, generally frequenting shallow freshwater pools and lakes with dense lily pads, although it will occur on brackish and deeper water (del Hoyo et al. 1992, Langrand 1995, Fjeldså 2004, H. G. Young in litt. 2012). The … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: Helmet Vanga (Euryceros prevostii): 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 the species as part of the 2018 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: Bernier’s Vanga (Oriolia bernieri): 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 the species as part of the 2018 Red List update this … Continue reading

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Archived 2016 topics: Ashy Cuckooshrike (Coracina cinerea) is being moved to genus Ceblepyris and is being split: list C. cinereus as Least Concern and C. cucullatus as Endangered?

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: Blue Vanga (Cyanolanius madagascarinus) is being split: list C. madagascarinus as Least Concern and C. comorensis as Endangered?

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: Madagascar Marsh-Harrier (Circus macrosceles): uplist from Vulnerable to Endangered?

BirdLife species factsheet for Madagascar Marsh-Harrier: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/factsheet/22695368 Circus macrosceles is found only on Madagascar and the Comoro Islands. It has a broad distribution from the north to the south of Madagascar, but occurs only a low densities. Surveys in 2005-2006 … Continue reading

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