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Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus): revise global status?

The enigmatic Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus) is endemic to New Caledonia (to France), occurring primarily in forest habitats. Its restricted and severely fragmented range means that it has been considered Endangered, although this may now require revision. Population trends had previously … Continue reading

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Archived 2016 topics: Streaked Fantail (Rhipidura verreauxi) is being split: list R. verreauxi, R. spilodera and R. layardi as Least Concern and R. rufilateralis 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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