<![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day]]> en 1st Apr 2015 1st Apr 2015 <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 1st April 2015]]> Luscinia ruficeps) - This poorly known species has been uplisted from Vulnerable owing to evidence that its population is smaller than previously thought. It is now listed as Endangered on the basis that it has a very small population, which is thought to be declining as a result of habitat loss and degradation.
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<![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 31st March 2015]]> Toxostoma guttatum) - This formerly common species appears to have declined rapidly following a hurricane in 1988, with very few subsequent records, despite repeated surveys since then. Any remaining population is likely to be tiny, and for these reasons it is treated as Critically Endangered. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 30th March 2015]]> Laniarius brauni) - This poorly known species is classified as Endangered because it has a very small range, and is likely to have a very small population. Its range is severely fragmented, and forest is likely to be declining in area and extent. Its population is likely to be highly fragmented and declining. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 29th March 2015]]> Thamnophilus tenuepunctatus) -

Based on a model of future deforestation in the Amazon basin 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 - 28th March 2015]]> Hylocryptus erythrocephalus) - This species is listed as Vulnerable principally because of rapid deforestation within its range, particularly at lower altitudes (Collar et al. 1992, Best et al. 1993). The range and population are now small and severely fragmented. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 27th March 2015]]> Bycanistes cylindricus) - This species has been uplisted to Vulnerable because it is suspected to be undergoing a rapid population decline owing to the impacts of habitat destruction and degradation, and hunting pressure.
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<![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 26th March 2015]]> Arborophila rufipectus) - This species is listed as Endangered because its population is very small and severely fragmented, and is undergoing a continuing decline because of on-going hunting and habitat loss, although the latter is at lower levels than previously.]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 25th March 2015]]> Zosterops chloronothus) - This species is listed as Critically Endangered because it is estimated to have an extremely small population which is declining owing to predation by introduced mammals. In addition, it has a very small range, and its habitat is declining in quality and extent. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 24th March 2015]]> Apteryx mantelli) - ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 23rd March 2015]]> Toxostoma guttatum) - This formerly common species appears to have declined rapidly following a hurricane in 1988, with very few subsequent records, despite repeated surveys since then. Any remaining population is likely to be tiny, and for these reasons it is treated as Critically Endangered. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 22nd March 2015]]> Mergus squamatus) - This species has a very small population which is suspected to be undergoing a continuing and rapid decline as a result of habitat loss, illegal hunting and disturbance. It is therefore listed as Endangered. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 21st March 2015]]> Anas luzonica) - This duck is listed as Vulnerable because it is undergoing a rapid and continuing decline owing to extensive over-hunting and the widespread conversion of its wetland habitats. ]]>