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Blue-throated Barbet (Megalaima asiatica) is being transferred into the genus Psilopogon and is being split: request for information on P. chersonesus

The initial deadline for comments on this topic is 28 April 2014, and therefore later than for most other topics currently under discussion. This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy … Continue reading

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Green Racquet-tail (Prioniturus luconensis): uplist to Endangered?

The initial deadline for comments on this topic is 28 April 2014, and therefore later than for most other topics currently under discussion. Green Racquet-tail Prioniturus luconensis (BirdLife species factsheet) is currently classified as Vulnerable as it is suspected to … Continue reading

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Aleutian Tern (Sterna aleutica): uplist to Vulnerable or Endangered?

The initial deadline for comments on this topic is 28 April 2014, and therefore later than for most other topics currently under discussion. Current species factsheet for Aleutian Tern: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=3285 Aleutian Tern Sterna aleutica is currently listed as Least Concern … Continue reading

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Philippine Dwarf-kingfisher (Ceyx melanurus) is being split: list C. melanurus and C. mindanensis as Vulnerable or Near Threatened?

Philippine Dwarf-kingfisher Ceyx melanurus is being split into C. melanurus and C. mindanensis, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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List newly-described Seram Masked-owl (Tyto almae) as Data Deficient?

The initial deadline for comments on this topic is 28 April 2014, and therefore later than for most other topics currently under discussion. This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy … Continue reading

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The taxonomic treatment of the Little Shearwater (Puffinus assimilis)/Audubon’s Shearwater (P. lherminieri) complex is being revised, and P. bryani is being recognised as a species: request for information

BirdLife’s taxonomic treatment of the Little Shearwater Puffinus assimilis/Audubon’s Shearwater P. lherminieri complex is being revised to reflect improved understanding of their taxonomy, and P. bryani (Pyle et al. 2011) is to be recognised as a species. Continue reading

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Sulawesi Scops-owl (Otus manadensis) is being split: list O. mendeni and O. sulaensis as Vulnerable?

Sulawesi Scops-owl Otus manadensis is being split into O. manadensis, O. mendeni and O. sulaensis, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Edwards’s Pheasant (Lophura edwardsi) and Vietnamese Pheasant (L. hatinhensis) are considered to be the same species and are treated as L. edwardsi: list as Critically Endangered?

Edwards’s Pheasant Lophura edwardsi and Vietnamese Pheasant L. hatinhensis are now considered the same species, as evidence implies that L hatinhensis is an inbred morph of L. edwardsi (Hennache et al. 2012). Continue reading

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Australian Masked-owl (Tyto novaehollandiae), Lesser Masked-owl (T. sororcula) and Manus Masked-owl (T. manusi) are being lumped as T. novaehollandiae: list the newly defined species as Least Concern?

Australian Masked-owl Tyto novaehollandiae, Lesser Masked-owl T. sororcula and Manus Masked-owl T. manusi are being lumped as T. novaehollandiae, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Amethyst Brown-dove (Phapitreron amethystina) is being split: list P. maculipectus as Endangered and P. frontalis as Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)?

Amethyst Brown-dove Phapitreron amethystina is being split into P. amethystina, P. maculipectus and P. frontalis, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Barred Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles bennettii) is being split: list A. affinis as Data Deficient?

It is suggested that A. affinis be listed as Data Deficient on the basis that there is insufficient information available for a robust assessment of its threat status against the IUCN Red List criteria. It is suggested that A. bennettii be listed as being of Least Concern, on the basis that it does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under any of the IUCN Red List criteria. Continue reading

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Grey-tailed Tattler (Heteroscelus brevipes): uplist to Near Threatened?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2013 Red List update, but remains open for comment to enable reassessment in 2014. Link to BirdLife species factsheet for Grey-tailed Tattler Grey-tailed Tattler Heteroscelus brevipes is currently listed as Least Concern because … Continue reading

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Bugun Liocichla (Liocichla bugunorum): is it eligible for a higher threat category?

The likely range of this species has been recently remapped with reference to a recently reported sighting near Bomdila (C. Bonpo in litt. 2011), resulting in an estimated Extent of Occurrence (EOO) of c.140 km2. The species is now known from up to three locations. Comments are invited on this species’s threat status and further information would be welcomed, particularly on the likely population size and trend. Continue reading

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Sunda Coucal (Centropus nigrorufus): uplist to Endangered?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2013 Red List update, but remains open for comment to enable reassessment in 2014. BirdLife species factsheet for Sunda Coucal Sunda Coucal Centropus nigrorufus is restricted to Indonesia, where it occurs on Java, … Continue reading

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Rufous-necked Sparrowhawk (Accipiter erythrauchen): uplist to Near Threatened?

It is suggested that the species be uplisted to Near Threatened under criterion A3, on the basis that it is suspected that it will undergo a moderately rapid population decline (approaching 30%) over the next three generations (22 years) owing to continued deforestation. Continue reading

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Rusty-faced Babbler (Robsonius rabori): downlist to Near Threatened?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2013 Red List update, but remains open for comment to enable reassessment in 2014. BirdLife species factsheet for Rusty-faced Babbler Rusty-faced Babbler Robsonius rabori  is found in northern Luzon in the Philippines and, … Continue reading

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Himalayan Vulture (Gyps himalayensis): request for information

It has been suggested that the species, like many vulture species in South Asia, is potentially being impacted by diclofenac, in particular when young birds descend to lowland areas in South and South-East Asia, where there is a high prevalence in the veterinary use of the drug by farmers (S. Mahood in litt. 2008, 2011; C. Bowden in litt. 2011). Further information is requested on the species’s population trends throughout its range, in addition to any evidence of threats, in particular the likely impact of diclofenac poisoning. Continue reading

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Negros Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus arcanus): uplist to Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2013 Red List update, but remains open for comment to enable reassessment in 2014. BirdLife species factsheet for Negros Fruit-dove Negros Fruit-dove Ptilinopus arcanus is restricted to the Philippines, where it is … Continue reading

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Taiwan Partridge (Arborophila crudigularis): request for information

Further information on this species is requested, including details of its likely sub-population structure (the number of sub-populations and the size of the largest and/or the maximum percentage of all mature individuals in one sub-population) and the level of habitat fragmentation in its range (that is, the percentage of suitable habitat that exists in patches too small to support viable populations). Continue reading

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Everett’s Thrush (Zoothera everetti): uplist to Vulnerable?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2013 Red List update, but remains open for comment to enable reassessment in 2014. BirdLife species factsheet for Everett’s Thrush Everett’s Thrush Zoothera everetti is restricted to Borneo, where it is known … Continue reading

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Lammergeier / Bearded Vulture* (Gypaetus barbatus): is it eligible for a higher threat category?

Data and observations regarding population trends and numbers throughout the species’s range are requested so that a comprehensive review of its global threat status can be carried out. In particular, information is needed from China and Mongolia, northern South Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East (especially Iran), south-eastern Europe (especially Turkey) and East Africa. Continue reading

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Matsudaira’s Storm-petrel (Oceanodroma matsudairae): request for information

Matsudaira’s Storm-petrel Oceanodroma matsudairae is known to breed at least on Minami-iwo-jima and perhaps formerly on Kita-iwo-jima, both situated in the Volcano Islands (=Kazan Retto), Japan (Chiba et al. 2007), and may also breed on the Ogasawara Islands (Brazil 1991, 2009). It is currently listed as Data Deficient on the basis that insufficient information was available for the evaluation of its status against the IUCN criteria.Further information on this species is requested to help in the assessment of its threat status. Continue reading

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Standardwing (Semioptera wallacii): uplist to Near Threatened?

It is suggested that the species be uplisted to Near Threatened under criterion B1ab(ii,iii,v), on the basis that it has a small range, in which suitable habitat is considered very fragmented by clearance for logging, agriculture and development, but is not considered severely fragmented under the IUCN definition, and the area and quality of suitable habitat is in continuing decline, with continuing declines in the species’s population inferred as a result. Continue reading

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Whiskered Pitta (Pitta kochi): downlist to Near Threatened?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2013 Red List update, but remains open for comment to enable reassessment in 2014. BirdLife species factsheet for Whiskered Pitta Whiskered Pitta Pitta kochi is endemic to Luzon in the Philippines, where it … Continue reading

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Streaked Shearwater (Calonectris leucomelas): eligible for uplisting?

In Japan, where it is thought that the majority of the species’s world population breeds, there are 11 islands that are inhabited by more than 10,000 breeding pairs of this species, with birds on at least three of these islands having been shown to be negatively impacted by introduced predators (M. Sato in litt. 2011). In addition to the threat from introduced predators, the species is also susceptible to fisheries bycatch (J. Croxall in litt. 2011). The prevalence of these threats suggests that the species is in population decline; however, further data and observations are required from throughout the species’s range to better assess the current trend. Continue reading

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Black-chested Honeyeater (Lichmera notabilis): downlist to Least Concern?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2013 Red List update, but remains open for comment to enable reassessment in 2014. BirdLife species factsheet for Black-chested Honeyeater Black-chested Honeyeater Lichmera notabilis is restricted to the small island of Wetar, … Continue reading

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Rusty Laughingthrush (Garrulax poecilorhynchus): uplist to Near Threatened or Vulnerable?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2013 Red List update, but remains open for comment to enable reassessment in 2014. BirdLife species factsheet for Rusty Laughingthrush Rusty Laughingthrush Garrulax poecilorhynchus is restricted to Taiwan (China). It is currently listed … Continue reading

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Crimson-hooded Myzomela (Myzomela kuehni): downlist to Least Concern?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2013 Red List update, but remains open for comment to enable reassessment in 2014. BirdLife species factsheet for Crimson-hooded Myzomela Crimson-hooded Myzomela Myzomela kuehni is restricted to the island of Wetar, Indonesia. … Continue reading

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Nilgiri Flycatcher (Eumyias albicaudatus): downlist to Least Concern?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2013 Red List update, but remains open for comment to enable reassessment in 2014. BirdLife species factsheet for Nilgiri Flycatcher Nilgiri Flycatcher Eumyias albicaudatus is restricted to the Western Ghats of southern India. … Continue reading

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Kittlitz’s Murrelet (Brachyramphus brevirostris): is it eligible for downlisting?

It is proposed that the species’s status be re-evaluated. However, there is a lack of consensus regarding the species’s current population trend, with views that the species may be declining more slowly than previously thought, or that it could be stable or increasing. Further information is requested on the likely trend over a period of three generations. Continue reading

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Javan Trogon (Apalharpactes reinwardtii): downlist to Vulnerable?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2013 Red List update, but remains open for comment to enable reassessment in 2014. BirdLife species factsheet for Javan Trogan Javan Trogon Apalharpactes reinwardtii is restricted to West Java, Indonesia. It is … Continue reading

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Moluccan Goshawk (Accipiter henicogrammus): uplist to Near Threatened?

It is suggested that the species be uplisted to Near Threatened under criterion A3, on the basis that it is suspected that it will undergo a moderately rapid population decline (approaching 30%) over the next three generations (22 years) owing to projected habitat loss. Continue reading

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Taliabu Masked-owl (Tyto nigrobrunnea): downlist to Vulnerable?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2013 Red List update, but remains open for comment to enable reassessment in 2014. BirdLife species factsheet for Taliabu Masked-owl Taliabu Masked-owl Tyto nigrobrunnea is restricted to the Sula Islands, Maluku, Indonesia. … Continue reading

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Calayan Rail (Gallirallus calayanensis): uplist to Endangered?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2013 Red List update, but remains open for comment to enable reassessment in 2014. BirdLife species factsheet for Calayan Rail Calayan Rail Gallirallus calayanensis is restricted to Calayan island in the Babuyan … Continue reading

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Blue-capped Kingfisher (Actenoides hombroni): downlist to Near Threatened?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2013 Red List update, but remains open for comment to enable reassessment in 2014. BirdLife species factsheet for Blue-capped Kingfisher Blue-capped Kingfisher Actenoides hombroni is restricted to the island of Mindanao in the … Continue reading

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Timor Imperial-pigeon (Ducula cineracea): downlist to Near Threatened?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2013 Red List update, but remains open for comment to enable reassessment in 2014. BirdLife species factsheet for Timor Imperial-pigeon Timor Imperial-pigeon Ducula cineracea is restricted to Timor-Leste, West Timor and Wetar, … Continue reading

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Halmahera Cuckooshrike (Coracina parvula): uplist to Near Threatened?

It is suggested that the species be uplisted to Near Threatened under criteria B1ab(ii,iii,v), on the basis that it has a small range, in which suitable habitat may be very fragmented by clearance for logging, agriculture and development, but is not considered severely fragmented under the IUCN definition, and the area and quality of suitable habitat is in continuing decline, with continuing declines in the species’s population inferred as a result. Continue reading

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Long-billed Crow (Corvus validus): uplist to Near Threatened?

It is suggested that this species be uplisted to Near Threatened under criterion A3, on the basis that it is suspected that it will undergo a moderately rapid population decline (approaching 30%) over the next three generations (22 years) owing to projected habitat loss. Continue reading

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Wetar Figbird (Sphecotheres hypoleucus): downlist to Least Concern?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2013 Red List update, but remains open for comment to enable reassessment in 2014. BirdLife species factsheet for Wetar Figbird Wetar Figbird Sphecotheres hypoleucus is restricted to Wetar, Indonesia. It is currently … Continue reading

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Grey-banded Babbler (Robsonius sorsogonensis): downlist to Near Threatened?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2013 Red List update, but remains open for comment to enable reassessment in 2014. BirdLife species factsheet for Grey-banded Babbler Grey-banded Babbler Robsonius sorsogonensis is currently listed as Vulnerable under B1ab(ii,iii,v) because it … Continue reading

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Biak Scops-owl (Otus beccarii): downlist to Vulnerable or Near Threatened?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2013 Red List update, but remains open for comment to enable reassessment in 2014. BirdLife species factsheet for Biak Scops-owl Biak Scops-owl Otus beccarii is restricted to the twin islands of Biak-Supiori … Continue reading

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Dwarf Cassowary (Casuarius bennetti): downlist to Least Concern?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2013 Red List update, but remains open for comment to enable reassessment in 2014. BirdLife species factsheet for Dwarf Cassowary Dwarf Cassowary Casuarius bennetti occurs in New Guinea (Papua [formerly Irian … Continue reading

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Salvadori’s Pheasant (Lophura inornata) and Aceh Pheasant (L. hoogerwerfi) are being lumped as L. inornata: list as Near Threatened or Vulnerable?

Salvadori’s Pheasant Lophura inornata and Aceh Pheasant L. hoogerwerfi are being lumped as L. inornata, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Chestnut-breasted Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus curvirostris) is being split: list P. oeneicaudus as Near Threatened?

Chestnut-breasted Malkoha Phaenicophaeus curvirostris is being split into P. curvirostris and P. oeneicaudus, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Grey-faced Woodpecker (Picus canus) is being split: list P. dedemi as Near Threatened?

Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus has been split into P. canus, P. guerini and P. dedemi following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Sooty Woodpecker (Mulleripicus funebris) is being split: list both M. funebris and M. fuliginosus as Near Threatened?

Sooty Woodpecker Mulleripicus funebris has been split into M. funebris and M. fuliginosus, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Sulawesi Kingfisher (Ceyx fallax) is being split: list C. sangirensis as Critically Endangered and C. fallax as Near Threatened?

Sulawesi Kingfisher Ceyx fallax is being split into C. fallax and C. sangirensis, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Philippine Hawk-owl (Ninox philippensis) is being split: list N. leventisi and N. rumseyi as Endangered, N. reyi and N. mindorensis as Vulnerable, and N. spilonota and N. philippensis as Near Threatened?

Philippine Hawk-owl Ninox philippensis is being split into Ninox philippensis, N. mindorensis, N. spilonota, N. spilocephala, N. rumseyi, N. leventisi and N. reyi. Continue reading

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Blue-crowned Racquet-tail (Prioniturus discurus) is being split: list P. mindorensis as Vulnerable?

Blue-crowned Racquet-tail Prioniturus discurus is being split into P. discurus and P. mindorensis, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Philippine Scops-owl (Otus megalotis) is being split: list O. nigrorum as Vulnerable and O. megalotis and O. everetti as Near Threatened?

Philippine Scops-owl Otus megalotis has been split into O. megalotis, O. everetti and O. nigrorum following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Rufous Hornbill (Buceros hydrocorax) is being split: list both B. hydrocorax and B. mindanensis as Vulnerable?

Rufous Hornbill Buceros hydrocorax has been split into B. hydrocorax and B. mindanensis, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Philippine Hawk-eagle (Nisaetus philippensis) is being split: list both N. philippensis and N. pinskeri as Endangered?

Philippine Hawk-eagle Nisaetus philippensis is being split into N. philippensis and N. pinskeri, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Houbara Bustard (Chlamydotis undulata) is being split: list C. macqueenii as Vulnerable and C. undulata as Least Concern?

Houbara Bustard Chlamydotis undulata is being split into C. undulata and C. macqueenii, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Double-eyed Fig-parrot (Cyclopsitta diophthalma) is being split: list C. coxeni as Endangered?

Double-eyed Fig-parrot Cyclopsitta diophthalma is being split into C. diophthalma and C. coxeni, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Grey Nightjar (Caprimulgus indicus) is being split: list C. phalaena as Near Threatened?

Grey Nightjar Caprimulgus indicus is being split into C. indicus, C. jotaka and C. phalaena, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Buff-rumped Woodpecker (Meiglyptes tristis) is being split: list M. tristis as Endangered?

Buff-rumped Woodpceker Meiglyptes tristis is being split into M. tristis and M. grammithorax, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Green Imperial-pigeon (Ducula aenea) is being split: list D. oenothorax as Near Threatened?

Green Imperial-pigeon Ducula aenea is being split into D. aenea and D. oenothorax, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Pompadour Green-pigeon (Treron pompadora) is being split: list T. aromatica as Vulnerable and four other newly defined species as Near Threatened?

Pompadour Green-pigeon Treron pompadora is being split into T. pompadora, T. affinis, T. chloroptera, T. phayrei, T. axillaris and T. aromatica, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Island Collared-dove (Streptopelia bitorquata) is being split: list S. dusumieri as Near Threatened?

Island Collared-dove Streptopelia bitorquata is being split into S. bitorquata and S. dusumieri, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Brown Hawk-owl (Ninox scutulata) is being split: list N. randi as Near Threatened?

Brown Hawk-owl Ninox scutulata is being split into Ninox scutulata, N. randi, N. obscura and H. japonica, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Brown Barbet (Calorhamphus fuliginosus) is being split: list both C. fuliginosus and C. hayii as Near Threatened?

Brown Barbet Calorhamphus fuliginosus is being split into C. fuliginosus and C. hayii, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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White-throated Eared-nightjar (Eurostopodus mystacalis) is being split: list E. exul as Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct) and E. nigripennis as Vulnerable?

White-throated Eared-nightjar Eurostopodus mystacalis is being split into E. mystacalis, E. exul and E. nigripennis, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) is being split: list C. nivosus as Near Threatened, C. dealbatus as Data Deficient and C. alexandrinus as Least Concern?

Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus is being split into C. alexandrinus, C. nivosus and C. dealbatus, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Banded Kingfisher (Lacedo pulchella) is being split: list L. pulchella and L. melanops as Near Threatened?

Banded Kingfisher Lacedo pulchella has been split into L. pulchella and L. melanops, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Red-eared Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus fischeri) is being split: list P. meridionalis as Vulnerable?

Red-eared Fruit-dove Ptilinopus fischeri is being split into P. fischeri and P. meridionalis, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Cinnamon-bellied Imperial-pigeon (Ducula basilica) is being split: list D. obiensis as Near Threatened?

Cinnamon-bellied Imperial-pigeon Ducula basilica is being split into D. basilica and D. obiensis, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Red-necked Falcon (Falco chicquera) is being split: list F. chicquera as Near Threatened and F. ruficollis as Least Concern?

Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera is being split into F. chicquera and F. ruficollis, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Scaly Kingfisher (Actenoides princeps) is being split: list A. regalis as Vulnerable or Endangered and A. princeps as Near Threatened?

Scaly Kingfisher Actenoides princeps is being split into A. princeps and A. regalis, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Pheasant Pigeon (Otidiphaps nobilis) is being split: list O. insularis as Endangered and O. aruensis as Vulnerable?

Pheasant Pigeon Otidiphaps nobilis is being split into O. nobilis, O. insularis, O. aruensis and O. cervicalis, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Javan Frogmouth (Batrachostomus javensis) and Blyth’s Frogmouth (B. affinis) are being lumped as B. javensis: list the newly defined species as Near Threatened?

Javan Frogmouth Batrachostomus javensis and Blyth’s Frogmouth B. affinis are being lumped as B. javensis, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Maroon-chinned Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus subgularis) is being split: list both P. subgularis and P. mangoliensis as Vulnerable and P. epia as Near Threatened?

Maroon-chinned Fruit-dove Ptilinopus subgularis is being split into P. subgularis, P. mangoliensis and P. epia, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Southern Crowned-pigeon (Goura scheepmakeri) is being split: list both G. scheepmakeri and G. sclaterii as Vulnerable?

Southern Crowned-pigeon Goura scheepmakeri is being split into G. scheepmakeri and G. sclaterii, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Sunda Teal (Anas gibberifrons) is being split: list A. albogularis as Vulnerable?

Sunda Teal Anas gibberifrons is being split into A. gibberifrons and A. albogularis, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Greater Flameback (Chrysocolaptes lucidus) is being split: list C. strictus as Vulnerable and C. xanthocephalus as Near Threatened?

Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus is being split into C. lucidus, C. guttacristatus, C. stricklandi, C. strictus, C. haematribon, C. erythrocephalus and C. xanthocephalus, following the application by Collar (2011) of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Mountain Imperial-pigeon (Ducula badia) is being split: list D. cuprea as Near Threatened?

Mountain Imperial-pigeon Ducula badia is being split into D. badia and D. cuprea, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Hodgson’s Hawk-cuckoo (Cuculus fugax) is being split: list both C. fugax and C. pectoralis as Near Threatened?

Hodgson’s Hawk-cuckoo Cuculus fugax is being split into C. fugax, C. nisicolor, C. hyperythrus and C. pectoralis, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Long-billed Partridge (Rhizothera longirostris) is being split: list R. dulitensis as Vulnerable and R. longirostris as Near Threatened?

Long-billed Partridge Rhizothera longirostris is being split into R. longirostris and R. dulitensis following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Chestnut-necklaced Partridge (Arborophila charltonii) is being split: list A. graydoni, A. tonkinensis and A. charltonii as Vulnerable?

Chestnut-necklaced Partridge Arborophila charltonii is being split into A. charltonii, A. tonkinensis and A. graydoni, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Green-backed Kingfisher (Actenoides monachus) is being split: list both A. monachus and A. capucinus as Near Threatened?

Green-backed Kingfisher Actenoides monachus is being split into A. monachus and A. capucinus following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Crested Fireback (Lophura ignita) is being split: list both L. ignita and L. rufa as Near Threatened?

Crested Fireback Lophura ignita is being split into L. ignita and L. rufa, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Crested Serpent-eagle (Spilornis cheela) is being split: list S. minimus as Near Threatened? (Discussion now being closed)

Crested Serpent-eagle Spilornis cheela is being split into S. cheela and S. minimus, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Silvery Kingfisher (Alcedo argentata) is being split and Indigo-banded Kingfisher (A. cyanopectus) is being split: list A. argentata and A. flumenicola as Vulnerable and A. nigrirostris as Near Threatened?

Silvery Kingfisher Alcedo argentata is being split into A. argentata and A. flumenicola, and Indigo-banded Kingfisher A. cyanopectus is being split into A. cyanopectus and A. nigrirostris, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Crestless Fireback (Lophura erythopthalma) is being split: list both L. erythopthalma and L. pyronota as Vulnerable?

Crestless Fireback Lophura erythopthalma is being split into L. erythopthalma and L. pyronota, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Lilac-cheeked Kingfisher (Cittura cyanotis) is being split: list both C. cyanotis and C. sanghirensis as Near Threatened?

Lilac-cheeked Kingfiher Cittura cyanotis has been split into C. cyanotis and C. sanghirensis following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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White-backed Woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos) is being split: list D. owstoni as Endangered?

White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos is being split into D. leucotos and D. owstoni, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Moluccan Scops-owl (Otus magicus) is being split: list O. tempestatis as Vulnerable?

Moluccan Scops-owl Otus magicus is being split into O. magicus and O. tempestatis, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Woolly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus) is being split: list C. episcopus as Vulnerable?

Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus is being split into C. episcopus and C. microscelis, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Checker-throated Woodpecker (Picus mentalis) is being split: list P. mentalis as Vulnerable and P. humii as Near Threatened?

Checker-throated Woodpecker Picus mentalis is being split into P. mentalis and P. humii following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Common Flameback (Dinopium javanense) is being split: list D. everetti as Near Threatened?

Common Flameback Dinopium javanense is being split into D. javanense and D. everetti, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Blue-banded Kingfisher (Alcedo euryzona) is being split: list A. euryzona as Critically Endangered and A. peninsulae as Vulnerable?

Blue-banded Kingfisher Alcedo euryzona has been split into A. euryzona and A. peninsulae following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Oriental Bay-owl (Phodilus badius) is being split: list both P. badius and P. assimilis as Near Threatened?

Oriental Bay-owl Phodilus badius is being split into P. badius and P. assimilis, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Blue-rumped Parrot (Psittinus cyanurus) is being split: list P. abbotti as Vulnerable and P. cyanurus as Near Threatened?

Blue-rumped Parrot Psittinus cyanurus is being split into P. cyanurus and P. abbotti, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Variable Kingfisher (Ceyx lepidus) is being split: list C. dispar as Vulnerable and five other newly defined species as Near Threatened?

Variable Kingfisher Ceyx lepidus is being split into C. lepidus, C. cajeli, C. dispar, C. magarethae, C. mulcatus, C. meeki, C. collectoris, C. nigromaxilla, C. gentianus, C. solitarius and C. sacerdotis, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) is being split: list T. rosenbergii as Vulnerable and both T. weberi and T. forsteni as Near Threatened?

Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus is being split into T. haematodus, T. rosenbergii, T. forsteni, T. capistratus, T. weberi, T. rubritorquis and T. moluccanus following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Whistling Green-pigeon (Treron formosae) is being split: list T. formosae as Near Threatened?

Whistling Green-pigeon Treron formosae is being split into T. formosae and T. permagnus, following the application of criteria set out by Tobias et al. (2010). Continue reading

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Final decisions for the 2013 Red List

Final decisions have been reached on the 2013 forum consultations. These are subject to approval and ratification by the IUCN. Continue reading

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Preliminary decisions for the 2013 Red List

The attached spreadsheet lists preliminary decisions for the 2013 Red List update. Continue reading

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Archived 2012-2013 topics: Black-footed Albatross (Phoebastria nigripes): downlist to Near Threatened?

BirdLife Species Factsheet for Black-footed Albatross Black-footed Albatross Phoebastria nigripes breeds on the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (USA), the US Minor Outlying Islands and three outlying islands of Japan, colonies having been lost from other Pacific islands. The species is currently … Continue reading

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Archived 2012-2013 topics: Blossom-headed Parakeet (Psittacula roseata), Alexandrine Parakeet (Psittacula eupatria) and Grey-headed parakeet (Psittacula finschii): request for information.

Blossom-headed Parakeet Psittacula roseata (BirdLife species factsheet) is found in Bhutan, north eastern India, Bangladesh, South East Asia and southern China. It is currently listed as Least Concern as it was not thought to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under any of … Continue reading

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