<![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day]]> en 25th Apr 2015 25th Apr 2015 <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 25th April 2015]]> Hypotaenidia sylvestris) - This species is listed as Endangered as it has an extremely small population which is restricted to a tiny area of available habitat on one island. Conservation efforts have resulted in the stabilisation of numbers.]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 24th April 2015]]> Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus) - This species is listed as Vulnerable because of evidence for rapid population declines, presumably as a result of the conversion and degradation of its pinyon-juniper woodland habitat. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 23rd April 2015]]> Hydrobates monteiroi) - This species is listed as Vulnerable as it has a very small population which is restricted to breeding on just two islets. It is therefore highly susceptible to stochastic events, and remains at risk of mammalian introductions and avian predators.]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 22nd April 2015]]> Dendroica cerulea) - This species is listed as Vulnerable, because its population is estimated to have undergone a rapid decline owing to continuing habitat loss and fragmentation on its breeding and wintering grounds. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 21st April 2015]]> Newtonia fanovanae) - This species is assumed to have a small population which is suspected to be declining, given that its habitat of intact, low-altitude rainforest is declining rapidly in extent and becoming severely fragmented. It is therefore classed as Vulnerable. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 20th April 2015]]> Prinia leontica) - This species appears to have a very localised distribution and a small population, which is becoming increasingly fragmented and is likely to be declining owing to habitat loss. It is therefore classified as Vulnerable. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 19th April 2015]]> Trigonoceps occipitalis) - This species has a small population which constitutes a single metapopulation as there is presumed to be movement of individuals within its large range. It is listed as Vulnerable because information from across its range indicates that numbers are in decline owing to a variety of threats. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 18th April 2015]]> Pellorneum palustre) - This poorly known grassland specialist is suspected to be in rapid decline as a result of the widespread loss of its tall grassland habitat. It therefore qualifies as Vulnerable. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 17th April 2015]]> Touit huetii) -

Based on a model of future deforestation in the Amazon basin, and its susceptibility to hunting and habitat fragmentation, it is suspected that the population of this species will decline rapidly over the next three generations, and it has therefore been uplisted to Vulnerable.

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<![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 16th April 2015]]> Melanospiza richardsoni) - This species qualifies as Endangered because it has a very small population; suitable habitat is declining through clearance for agriculture and introduced predators are also reducing numbers. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 15th April 2015]]> Tangara meyerdeschauenseei) - This species has been downlisted from Vulnerable as a result of evidence that it occurs more widely and thus may have a larger population than previously thought. Recent evidence also suggests that the population is increasing in response to anthropogenic habitat modification. It qualifies as Near Threatened because its population is nevertheless thought to be very small. Further evidence regarding its population size and distribution may warrant downlisting of the species to Least Concern in the near future.
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<![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 14th April 2015]]> Turdus celaenops) - This thrush has a small, rapidly declining population as a result of high levels of nest-predation by introduced species, probably compounded by habitat loss. It therefore qualifies as Vulnerable. ]]>