Tag Archives: Mozambique

Taita Falcon (Falco fasciinucha): Request for Information

BirdLife International factsheet for Taita Falcon The Taita Falcon is a small raptor, with a range from South Africa and Zimbabwe through Malawi and Tanzania to Kenya (BirdLife International, 2020). It favours roost sites in high cliffs, and hunts over … Continue reading

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Namuli Apalis (Apalis lynesi): revise global status?

BirdLife International factsheet for Namuli Apalis. Namuli Apalis is endemic to Mozambique, and found at two sites: Mt Namuli and Mt Mabu. The species prefers low-canopy montane forest and rich shrubland (Dowsett-Lemaire, 2010). On Namuli, it was found at altitudes … Continue reading

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Dapple-throat (Arcanator orostruthus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Dapple-throat Dapple-throat (Arcanator orostruthus) occurs in Mozambique (Mt Namuli and Mt Mabu) and Tanzania (East Usambara Mountains and Udzungwa Mountains). The species inhabits undisturbed wet montane forest, especially near streams and in shrubby areas (Collar and … 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: Gurney’s Sugarbird (Promerops gurneyi); Black-eared Sparrow-lark (Eremopterix australis); Drakensberg Rockjumper (Chaetops aurantius); Ground Woodpecker (Geocolaptes olivaceus); Sentinel Rock-thrush (Monticola explorator); Forest Buzzard (Buteo trizonatus): request for information

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: Olive-flanked Robin-chat (Cossypha anomala) is being moved to genus Dessonornis and split: list D. anomala as Vulnerable? Request for information on D. mbuluensis.

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: Long-billed Tailorbird (Artisornis moreaui) is being split: list A. moreaui as Critically Endangered and A. sousae 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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