<![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day]]> en 29th Jul 2014 29th Jul 2014 <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 29th July 2014]]> Rhinomyias brunneatus) - This species qualifies as Vulnerable because it has a small, declining population as a result of destruction of lowland forest in its breeding and wintering grounds, primarily through logging for timber and conversion to agricultural production. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 28th July 2014]]> Chondrohierax wilsonii) - This species has declined rapidly and now has an extremely small population, confined to a single area. There is a continuing decline in numbers and hence it qualifies as Critically Endangered.]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 27th July 2014]]> Pedionomus torquatus) - This species is listed as Endangered because it has a very small population which is experiencing an ongoing decline owing to cultivation and overgrazing of natural grassland. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 26th July 2014]]> Pyrrhura griseipectus) - Recent surveys indicate that this species has an extremely small population which continues to decline following dramatic historic declines. It occupies a very small known range. For these reasons it qualifies as Criticially Endangered.

<![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 25th July 2014]]> 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 - 24th July 2014]]> Phyllomyias weedeni) - This species is listed as Vulnerable as it is estimated to have a small population which is declining due to habitat destruction. Further surveys are needed to precisely establish the population size and trends, and the ability for the species to persist in mosaics of coffee plantations and forest. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 23rd July 2014]]> Pseudibis davisoni) - This species has a very small and fragmented population as a result of habitat loss, hydrological changes, hunting, disturbance and potentially a number of unknown factors, and is projected to undergo an extremely rapid population decline over the next three generations (25 years) owing to these on-going threats. It therefore qualifies as Critically Endangered. If conservation efforts succeed in bringing the largest remaining populations, in north-eastern Cambodia and along the Mekong channel, under effective protection, the species may warrant downlisting.]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 22nd July 2014]]> Turdus helleri) - This species is considered Critically Endangered because it has a tiny occupied range of c.3.5 km2, within which its montane forest habitat has been severely fragmented and continues to decline in both extent and quality. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 21st July 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 - 20th July 2014]]> Thalassarche carteri) - This species is listed as Endangered on the basis of an estimated very rapid ongoing decline over three generations (71 years), based on data from the population stronghold on Amsterdam Island. This decline is the result of adult mortality and poor recruitment owing to interactions with fisheries and disease. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 19th July 2014]]> Passer hemileucus) - This species is classified as Vulnerable as it is estimated to have a small population which is known from very few locations. If its population is judged to be smaller or declining the species may be uplisted in the future. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 18th July 2014]]> Penelope albipennis) - This species qualifies as Critically Endangered because it has an extremely small population with a severely fragmented distribution. Awareness campaigns directed at local people, further surveys and concerted conservation action (the beginnings of which are apparent) appear to be improving its status such that the population may have ceased to decline. If this is confirmed, the species may warrant downlisting in the future.]]>