<![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day]]> en 14th Feb 2016 14th Feb 2016 <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 14th February 2016]]> Ramphocinclus brachyurus) - This species has an extremely small range, which is continuing to decline as coastal dry woodland is cleared to make way for agriculture, housing and especially tourism developments. Consequently it warrants Endangered status. Further information is needed to confirm whether the population is likely to decline by ≥80% in three generations (15 years), if evidence supports such a decline this species would warrant uplisting to Critically Endangered.]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 13th February 2016]]> Calidris pygmaea) - This charismatic species is listed as Critically Endangered because it has an extremely small population that is undergoing an extremely rapid population reduction. This is because of a number of factors, including habitat loss in its breeding, passage and wintering grounds, that are compounded by disturbance, hunting and the effects of climate change. Fledging success and juvenile recruitment are very low, leading to fears that the population is ageing rapidly; action is now urgently required to prevent the extinction of this species.

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<![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 12th February 2016]]> Chlidonias albostriatus) - This tern has a small population which has shown recent very rapid population reductions at some wintering and breeding sites, which are predicted to continue in the future owing to on-going threats. It is therefore considered Endangered. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 11th February 2016]]> Rhyticeros cassidix) - This species has been uplisted to Vulnerable because it has a rapidly declining population owing to destruction of its forest habitat, hunting, gold mining and fires.]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 10th February 2016]]> Colaptes fernandinae) - This species is classified as Vulnerable because although it has a very small population, which is severely fragmented and rapidly declining, the largest subpopulation in Zapata is too large for the species to qualify as Endangered. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 9th February 2016]]> Padda oryzivora) - The popularity of this finch as a cage-bird has resulted in intense trapping activity, which is inferred to be causing rapid declines in the population. Unless stringent regulations are enforced, these declines are likely to continue, and as such it is listed as Vulnerable. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 8th February 2016]]> Hemitriccus cinnamomeipectus) - This species has been uplisted to Vulnerable because its estimated extent of occurrence is very small and it is known from very few locations, and new information on deforestation caused by mining within its very small range confirms that the extent and quality of its habitat are both declining.]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 7th February 2016]]> Aerodramus bartschi) - This species qualifies as Endangered because it has undergone a rapid population decline, presumably owing to pesticide-use and predation by the introduced brown tree snake Boiga irregularis on Guam. Furthermore, a very rapid decline is expected following establishment of the brown tree snake on Saipan, its stronghold.
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<![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 6th February 2016]]> Phalacrocorax nigrogularis) - This species is listed as Vulnerable because it has a small range, which is suspected to be undergoing a continuous and rapid decline, largely because of infrastructure and residential development, disturbance at its nesting colonies, exploitation, and marine oil pollution. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 5th February 2016]]> Prinia cinereocapilla) - This species is suspected to be rapidly declining as a result of the degradation and conversion of wooded grasslands throughout its range. It therefore qualifies as Vulnerable. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 4th February 2016]]> 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 - 3rd February 2016]]> Otus pauliani) - This species is classified as Critically Endangered since it has an extremely small range, occurring at only one location, an active volcano where clearance of forest for agriculture by the island's large and increasing human population is causing a continuing decline in the area of suitable habitat, and thus its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, and population.

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