<![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day]]> en 30th Oct 2014 30th Oct 2014 <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 30th October 2014]]> Cissa thalassina) - This recently-split species qualifies as Critically Endangered because it is thought to have an extremely small and fragmented population, which is suspected to be in rapid to very rapid decline owing to on-going trapping pressure and the continued loss and degradation of suitable habitat. Research and informed conservation actions are now urgently needed to increase the chances of this species's survival.]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 29th October 2014]]> Colluricincla sanghirensis) - This species is currently known from only one locality, where habitat is declining in extent and quality such that its tiny population must certainly be dwindling. Because of this alarming situation it is classified as Critically Endangered. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 28th October 2014]]> Pelecanus crispus) - Conservation measures have resulted in a population increase in Europe, particularly at the species's largest colony, at Lake Mikri Prespa in Greece, and also in other countries, following implementation of conservation actions. However, rapid population declines in the remainder of its range are suspected to be continuing and therefore the species is listed as Vulnerable. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 27th October 2014]]> Polyplectron inopinatum) - This species is classified as Vulnerable because it has a small, fragmented range and population, which are suspected to be declining slowly. It may warrant uplisting in the future if plans (which have currently been suspended) to build a road are reinstated.]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 26th October 2014]]> Toxostoma bendirei) - This species is listed as Vulnerable because it is suspected to be undergoing a rapid decline. However, recent trends are poorly documented, and further information may warrant a revision of its status. Putative threats are poorly understood, but the species may be negatively impacted by habitat destruction and degradation resulting from agricultural expansion and development. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 25th October 2014]]> Amazona tucumana) - This species is classified as Vulnerable as it is experiencing a rapid population decline owing to habitat loss and capture for the cagebird trade. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 24th October 2014]]> Laniarius amboimensis) - This poorly known species is listed as Endangered because it is thought to have a very small population, which is suspected to be in decline owing to continued habitat loss and degradation.
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<![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 23rd October 2014]]> Heliangelus regalis) - This species is listed as Endangered because it has a very small and severely fragmented range at four locations where suitable habitat is declining.]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 22nd October 2014]]> Podiceps gallardoi) - This species has a very small and extremely rapidly declining population within a very small range. It is likely that birds may move between breeding sites on an annual basis but recent absences from former breeding sites are now believed to represent genuine declines. The species therefore qualifies as Critically Endangered.
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<![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 21st October 2014]]> Eriocnemis godini) - This species has not been recorded since the nineteenth century (only the type-specimen taken in 1850 has any locality information), the habitat at the type-locality has been almost completely destroyed, and searches specifically for this species in the area in 1980 failed. However, it cannot yet be presumed to be Extinct because there was an unconfirmed record in 1976, and further searches of remnant habitat are required. Any remaining population is likely to be tiny, and for these reasons it is treated as Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct). ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 20th October 2014]]> Habia atrimaxillaris) - This species is classified as Endangered because of its small range which is mostly confined to two protected areas. The large reduction in habitat indicates that there are ongoing declines in range and population area.]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 19th October 2014]]> Spizaetus isidori) - This species has been uplisted to Endangered on the basis that its declining population is estimated to be very small, with fewer mature individuals than previously thought. The destruction of its montane forest habitat, as well as direct human persecution, are inferred to be driving a continuing decline. Further research is required to elucidate threatening processes and quantify their resulting effects on population trends.

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