<![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day]]> en 10th Jul 2014 10th Jul 2014 <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 10th July 2014]]> Treron pembaensis) - This species is listed as Vulnerable because it has a single small population which is suspected to be declining as a result of habitat loss and degradation, owing primarily to a local agricultural trend away from plantation crops and towards open farmland. It has been suggested that the species is much rarer than currently assumed, and if this is confirmed the species may be uplisted to a higher threat category. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 9th July 2014]]> Falco cherrug) - This species has been uplisted to Endangered because a revised population trend analysis indicates that it may be undergoing a very rapid decline. This negative trend is a result of unsustainable capture for the falconry trade, as well as habitat degradation and the impacts of agrochemicals, and the rate of decline appears to be particularly severe in the species's central Asian breeding grounds. This classification is highly uncertain and may be revised when new information becomes available. Surveys are urgently needed to produce more robust and less uncertain population estimates, in particular for China, Russia and Mongolia. Further research to monitor key populations and to clarify the extent of the threat from trapping and its effect on population trends is vital.]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 8th July 2014]]> 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 - 7th July 2014]]> Icterus northropi) - This newly-split species is listed as Critically Endangered because its extremely small population, which is believed to form a single subpopulation, and is suspected to be in decline owing to the effects of introduced species, as well as infrastructural and agricultural development.]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 6th July 2014]]> Francolinus camerunensis) - This species is listed as Endangered because it has a very small range, being found on one mountain only, where it faces increasing threats from human-induced burning of its habitat and the retreating forest/savanna boundary in some places. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 5th July 2014]]> 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 - 4th July 2014]]> Chlorocichla prigoginei) - This species qualifies as Endangered as it is known from only a few sites and is therefore likely to have a very small and declining range owing to forest destruction. Surveys are required to confirm whether the total population is lower than inferred and whether the species is experiencing serious declines in the face of significant habitat loss, in which case it may qualify as Critically Endangered. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 3rd July 2014]]> Pterodroma alba) - This species has a small population which is in decline owing to predation by rats and cats. Its breeding range is small and declining and probably consists of fewer than ten locations. Trends are difficult to assess as breeding is variable both within and between years. The majority of birds breed on Kiritimati on which black rats have recently arrived. A very rapid population reduction is consequently predicted and this species therefore qualifies as Endangered. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 2nd July 2014]]> Tanysiptera ellioti) - This species has been downlisted from Endangered because of new information on its tolerance of habitat modification that suggests its population is stable. It is listed as Vulnerable, because its population is nevertheless thought to be very small.
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<![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 1st July 2014]]> Pterodroma sandwichensis) - This species qualifies as Vulnerable because it has a very small breeding range. It is known from five locations in the main Hawaiian islands, and the future of at least two are in jeopardy (Mauna Loa and West Maui). Its limited distribution and declines primarily result from predation by introduced mammals and urbanisation.

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<![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 30th June 2014]]> Catharopeza bishopi) - This species qualifies as Endangered because it has a very small range, within which its habitat is declining in extent, area and quality. These reductions have probably resulted in a population decline. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 29th June 2014]]> Monias benschi) - This species is listed as Vulnerable because continuing destruction of its habitat is causing a significant population decline which is projected to be rapid in the immediate future. If habitat is not lost as fast as projected, the species may warrant downlisting to Near Threatened. ]]>