<![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day]]> en 25th Dec 2014 25th Dec 2014 <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 25th December 2014]]> Synallaxis maranonica) - This species, which has been extirpated from several areas and now has a very small and declining range, has been uplisted to Critically Endangered because a model of future deforestation in the Amazon basin predicts that its population will decline extremely rapidly over the next three generations basin as land is cleared for cattle ranching and soy production, facilitated by expansion of the road network.]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 24th December 2014]]> Amazona oratrix) - This species qualifies as Endangered owing to a very rapid population decline. The population is now so small that lower (but still very significant) rates of decline are likely in the future (Collar et al. 1992).]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 23rd December 2014]]> Pachyramphus spodiurus) - This species qualifies as Endangered as it has a very small and severely fragmented range, which is declining rapidly owing to ongoing habitat loss. Although it may show some tolerance of degraded habitat, the species appears to be genuinely rare and to be undergoing population decline. Further information on distribution, population size and trends may show that the species is less threatened than feared. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 22nd December 2014]]> Touit surdus) - This species is listed as Vulnerable because its population is small and declining rapidly owing to ongoing deforestation. It has been found to be more resilient to forest fragmentation than first thought, and it may be under-recorded rather than genuinely scarce, especially in the southern part of its range. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 21st December 2014]]> Ptilinopus granulifrons) - This forest frugivore qualifies as Vulnerable because its small population is suspected to be undergoing a continuing decline owing to habitat loss and degradation. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 20th December 2014]]> Phylloscartes ceciliae) - This species is known from ten locations within a very small, severely fragmented and declining range, and it is suspected to have a small and rapidly declining population. It consequently qualifies as Endangered. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 19th December 2014]]> Sternula lorata) - This species is listed as Endangered because it is estimated to have a very small population which is undergoing continuing declines owing to habitat loss and disturbance on its breeding grounds. It is also restricted to a very small area when breeding and these breeding grounds remain highly threatened. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 18th December 2014]]> Coeligena orina) - This species has an extremely small and fragmented range and an extremely small and declining population. For these reasons it qualifies as Critically Endangered. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 17th December 2014]]> Troglodytes tanneri) - This species qualifies as Vulnerable owing to its very small population and range, and hence its susceptibility to invasion by a mammalian predator. ]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 16th December 2014]]> Cinclodes aricomae) - This species qualifies as Critically Endangered because its extremely small population is restricted to a severely fragmented and rapidly declining habitat, from which equivalent declines in population size are likely. Furthermore, all subpopulations are thought to be tiny.
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<![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 15th December 2014]]> Puffinus heinrothi) - This species is categorised as Vulnerable on the basis that it is estimated to have a very small population and breeding range. However, there are very few data on this species and on the potentially threatening processes operating at breeding colonies; were more information available this might lead to a category change.]]> <![CDATA[BirdLife species of the day - 14th December 2014]]> Hylexetastes brigidai) -

Based on a model of future deforestation in the Amazon basin, although it shows some tolerance of degraded habitats, it is nevertheless suspected that the population of this species will decline rapidly over the next three generations, and it has therefore been uplisted to Vulnerable.

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