<![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day]]> en 21st Aug 2014 21st Aug 2014 <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 21st August 2014]]> Fregata andrewsi) - This species has a small population which breeds within a tiny Area of Occupancy on just one island, and which is continuing to decline. For these reasons it is listed as Critically Endangered.]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 20th August 2014]]> Thripophaga cherriei) - This species is only known from the type-locality. Shifting agriculture is practised in this general area, but is probably not currently impacting on the known population (Collar et al. 1992). This combination of a very small range and some potential threat qualifies it as Vulnerable. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 19th August 2014]]> Formicivora erythronotos) - This species is listed as Endangered because it has a very small and severely fragmented range that is likely to be declining rapidly in response to habitat loss (Collar et al. 1992). It is known from just seven sites. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 18th August 2014]]> Glaucidium nubicola) - This species is listed as Vulnerable because it is suspected to be undergoing a rapid population decline owing to on-going habitat loss and degradation.
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<![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 17th August 2014]]> Piprites pileata) - This species is classified as Vulnerable because the extent of forest loss indicates that its apparently small population is declining. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 16th August 2014]]> Pycnonotus zeylanicus) - This species is declining rapidly across its range as a result of high levels of trapping for the cage-bird trade, compounded by habitat loss within its rather specific habitat type. It therefore qualifies as Vulnerable. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 15th August 2014]]> Parotia wahnesi) - This species is categorised as Vulnerable on the basis of an estimated small population which is suspected to be declining through habitat loss. However, it is very poorly known and more data on its population, trends, subpopulation structure and fragmentation are needed. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 14th August 2014]]> Ploceus bannermani) - This species is more common than previously thought. However, while not dependent on primary forest, the species's forest-edge habitat is at risk from clearance for subsistence agriculture in part of its small, fragmented range. It therefore qualifies as Vulnerable. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 13th August 2014]]> Cercomacra ferdinandi) - This species qualifies as Vulnerable because it is suspected to have suffered a rapid population decline owing to destruction of its riverside habitat by the construction of large hydroelectric plants within its range. These declines are projected to continue owing to further planned dam construction. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 12th August 2014]]> Otus angelinae) - This small owl qualifies for Vulnerable because its small range is undergoing contraction and increasing fragmentation through habitat loss, a factor that implies reductions in its small population. However, its silent, nocturnal habits and unobtrusive behaviour may have resulted in it being consistently under-recorded. Additional locality records and population data may require a reassessment of its threat status.]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 11th August 2014]]> Platyrinchus leucoryphus) - This species appears to be reliant on primary Atlantic forest, which continues to be lost throughout the its range. Recent surveys have failed to find new populations and known populations are now known to be less extensive than previously estimated. It is likely to be undergoing a continued rapid population decline owing to the extensive habitat loss. Therefore it is listed as Vulnerable. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 10th August 2014]]> Nisaetus nanus) - This species is suspected to be undergoing a rapid population decline owing to the widespread and on-going loss of lowland forest, which qualifies it as Vulnerable. ]]>