<![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day]]> en 31st Aug 2015 31st Aug 2015 <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 31st August 2015]]> Forpus xanthops) - Rapid population reductions have been observed in this species owing to exploitation for the cage-bird trade. The rate of decline was probably very rapid during the early 1980s, but the situation has now improved. In the absence of recent field surveys, its conservation status is difficult to assess, but is considered Vulnerable because of the reduced level of trade. The species is currently known from only a few locations and has a very small range, so if trading were to increase and the population declined again, its status would revert to Endangered.]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 30th August 2015]]> Buthraupis wetmorei) - This species is considered Vulnerable because it is suspected that the population is small and declining in line with habitat loss and degradation (Collar et al. 1992). ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 29th August 2015]]> Sitta ledanti) - This species, only discovered in 1975, is the only bird species endemic to Algeria. It has a very small range, being known from just four locations. It has very specific ecological requirements and habitat at one site in particular is severely threatened and declining in quality. Its overall population is likely to be very small and may be declining. It is therefore classified as Endangered. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 28th August 2015]]> Muscicapa randi) - This lowland flycatcher qualifies as Vulnerable because its population is believed to be declining rapidly as a result of continuing extensive deforestation throughout its known range. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 27th August 2015]]> Anas eatoni) - It is projected that this species could undergo a rapid decline in the near future owing to predation by feral cats, and it therefore qualifies as Vulnerable. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 26th August 2015]]> Curaeus forbesi) - This species has a small population, with extremely small subpopulations, and overall numbers are estimated to be declining owing to brood-parasitism by the Shiny Cowbird M. bonariensis and, to a lesser extent, habitat loss and exploitation for the pet trade. It is now known from more than ten sites, but the range is very small and severely fragmented, and it is therefore listed as Endangered. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 25th August 2015]]> Claravis geoffroyi) - The combination of specialised ecological requirements, and the loss and fragmentation of suitable habitat severely threaten this species. The paucity of records in the last decade suggests that this species now has an extremely small population that is highly fragmented and declining owing to continuing habitat loss. It is therefore listed as Critically Endangered. It is considered Critically Endangered in Brazil (MME 2003).
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<![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 24th August 2015]]> Ploceus flavipes) - This species has a small range and a small declining population owing to the ongoing destruction and fragmentation of its lowland forest habitat. It is therefore classified as Vulnerable.]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 23rd August 2015]]> Glaucidium albertinum) - This species is classified as Vulnerable because it has a very small population (being known from only four widely separated locations) that is severely fragmented and probably declining, given the continuing clearance and degradation of its forest habitat. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 22nd August 2015]]> 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 - 21st August 2015]]> Fregata andrewsi) - This species has a small population which breeds within a tiny Area of Occupancy on just one island, and which is continuing to decline. For these reasons it is listed as Critically Endangered.]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 20th August 2015]]> Thripophaga cherriei) - This species is only known from the type-locality. Shifting agriculture is practised in this general area, but is probably not currently impacting on the known population (Collar et al. 1992). This combination of a very small range and some potential threat qualifies it as Vulnerable. ]]>