Category Archives: Asia

http://feeds.feedburner.com/BirdlifesGloballyThreatenedBirdForumsAsia

Finn’s Weaver (Ploceus megarhynchus): revise global threat status?

Finn’s Weaver (Ploceus megarhynchus) is endemic to the terai (particularly in seasonally flooded grasslands [Craig 2017]) of the northern Indian subcontinent, where it is known from disjunct populations in Delhi (one record, species not seen since [A. Rahmani in litt. 2016]) and … Continue reading

Posted in Asia | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Yellow-breasted Bunting (Emberiza aureola): urgent request for information.

The Yellow-breasted Bunting, Emberiza aureola, is currently listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List on the basis that the species is undergoing a rapid decline in population size. Formerly one of the most common breeding passerines of the northern … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Europe & Central Asia | Tagged | 3 Comments

Re-assessment of Species against Criterion B1: Red List Implications of the use of Minimum Convex Polygons

IUCN define the Extent of Occurrence (EOO) of a species as “the area contained within the shortest continuous imaginary boundary which can be drawn to encompass all the known, inferred or projected sites of present occurrence of a taxon, excluding … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Americas, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe & Central Asia, Galliformes, Hawaii, Middle East, North America, Pacific, Parrots, South America | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Species to be potentially uplisted after a reassessment of species against criterion B2, following Tracewski et al. (2016)

Assessments against criterion B2 require the Area of Occupancy (AOO) to meet a threshold size (<10km2 for Critically Endangered; <500km2 for Endangered; <2,000km2 for Vulnerable; no threshold set by IUCN for Near Threatened but for this analysis one was arbitrarily … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Americas, Asia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe & Central Asia, Galliformes, North America, Pacific, South America | 5 Comments

Proposed Status Changes of Forest-dependent Species

Background A recent study by Tracewski et al. (2016) used the open-access Global Forest Change map (Hansen et al. 2013) to assess forest cover and loss between 2000 and 2012 within the range of over 11,000 species of forest-dependent birds, … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Americas, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe & Central Asia, Hawaii, Middle East, North America, Pacific, South America | Tagged | 1 Comment

Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus): uplist from Least Concern to Vulnerable?

Snowy Owl, Bubo scandiacus, is currently listed as Least Concern as it has not been thought to approach the threshold for listing as Vulnerable under any criterion. It has a very large range spanning across predominantly Arctic regions in the … Continue reading

Posted in Americas, Asia, Europe & Central Asia, North America | Tagged | 6 Comments

Nicobar Scops-owl (Otus alius): sufficient information for listing?

BirdLife Species factsheet for Nicobar Scops-owl: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/nicobar-scops-owl-otus-alius   Nicobar Scops-owl, Otus alius, is an endemic species of the Nicobar Islands. It is currently listed as Data Deficient on the basis that there had only an extremely limited number of reports … Continue reading

Posted in Asia | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Luzon Water-redstart (Phoenicurus bicolor): uplist to Endangered?

Luzon Water-redstart, Phoenicurus bicolor, is endemic to the island of Luzon, Philippines, where it occurs mainly in the Cordillera Central but also Sierra Madre mountains. It is restricted in its habitat to undisturbed, clear, fast-flowing waters which makes it particularly … Continue reading

Posted in Asia | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Northern Cassowary (Casuarius unappendiculatus): downlist to Near Threatened/Least Concern?

BirdLife Species factsheet for Northern Cassowary: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/northern-cassowary-casuarius-unappendiculatus Northern Cassoway, Casuarius unappendiculatus, is found only in the lowlands of northern New Guinea, in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, inhabiting forest and swamps (Coates 1985. Beehler et al. 1986). Its habitat is slowly declining … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Pacific | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

New Guinea Flightless Rail (Megacrex inepta): downlist to Least Concern?

BirdLife Species factsheet for New Guinea Flightless Rail: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/new-guinea-flightless-rail-megacrex-inepta   New Guinea Flightless Rail is endemic to the island of New Guinea occurring in lowland and swamp forest, mangroves, and wet thickets in both Papua New Guinea and West Papua, … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Pacific | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor): downlist to VU?

Black-faced Spoonbill is currently listed as Endangered under Criterion C2a(ii), on the basis that there is an on-going decline and the global population size is below 2,500 mature individuals. An apparent increase has been reported for the population over the … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Waterbirds | Tagged | 5 Comments

Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius): downlist to Least Concern?

Southern Cassowary, Casuarius casuarius, has a wide distribution, occurring in New Guinea (both in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea) and north-eastern Australia. It inhabits predominantly rainforest, but may also occasionally be seen in adjacent habitats such as fruit plantations, savannah … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Australia, Pacific | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Large-billed Reed-warbler (Acrocephalus orinus): list as Least Concern?

This enigmatic reed-warbler (BirdLife Species Factsheet) has confused many since the initial specimen was collected in 1867 in Himachal Pradesh. To date it has been considered that there is too little information to conduct a robust assessment of the threat … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Europe & Central Asia | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala): request for information.

White-headed Duck, Oxyura leucocephala, has a very patchy distribution across Eurasia and into northern Africa. There is a small resident population in Spain, and northern Africa, but the majority of the population is migratory and is found further east, in … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Asia, Europe & Central Asia, Middle East, Waterbirds | Tagged | 6 Comments

Wallace’s Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles wallacii): list as Least Concern?

BirdLife Species factsheet for Wallace’s Owlet-nightjar: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/wallaces-owlet-nightjar-aegotheles-wallacii Wallace’s Owlet-nightjar, Aeotheles wallacii, is currently listed as Data Deficient. It is known from New Guinea (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea), and has been recorded from the Aru Islands. On New Guinea it … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Pacific | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Papuan Boobook (Uroglaux dimorpha): list as Least Concern?

BirdLife Species factsheet for Papuan Boobook: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/papuan-boobook-uroglaux-dimorpha   The Papuan Boobook is widely but sparsely distributed across New Guinea (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea) and some offshore islands. It is generally found in lowland forest, although it may also occur … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Pacific | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Moluccan Cuckoo (Cacomantis aeruginosus): downlist to Least Concern?

BirdLife Species Factsheet for Moluccan Cuckoo: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/moluccan-cuckoo-cacomantis-aeruginosus Following the taxonomic changes arising from the HBW, BirdLife International Illustrated Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 1, Cacomantis heinrichi was lumped with C. aeruginosus whereas previously it had been considered … Continue reading

Posted in Asia | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Celestial Monarch (Hypothymis coelestis): request for information

Celestial Monarch Hypothymis coelestis is endemic to the Philippines. Most recent records come from Mindanao (R. Hutchinson in litt. 2016), but there have been records also from Luzon, Negros, Sibuyan, Samar, Dinagat, Basilan and Tawitawi (Collar et al. 1999, B. Tabaranza in litt. … Continue reading

Posted in Asia | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Mindanao Miniature-babbler (Micomacronus sordidus): list as Least Concern?

Mindanao Miniature-babbler (Micromacronus sordidus) is a tiny, canopy dwelling passerine formerly considered conspecific with Visayan Miniature-babbler (M. leytensis). It is currently listed as Data Deficient, on the basis that as the species’ tolerance of forest was unknown, with the potential … Continue reading

Posted in Asia | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Forest Owlet (Heteroglaux blewetti): downlist from Critically Endangered to Endangered?

Forest Owlet, Heteroglaux blewetti, is currently considered Critically Endangered under criterion C2a(i) on the basis that it has a very small population which is likely declining as a result of habitat loss, and consists of multiple very small subpopulations (BirdLife … Continue reading

Posted in Asia | Tagged , | 7 Comments

Romblon Boobook (Ninox spilonotus): request for information.

BirdLife Species factsheet for Romblon Boobook: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/romblon-boobook-ninox-spilonotus   Romblon Boobook, Ninox spilonotus, is a recently-split hawk-owl endemic to the Philippines. It is found in primary and taller secondary forest on the islands of Tablas and Sibuyan, with unconfirmed reports of … Continue reading

Posted in Asia | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Sichuan Treecreeper (Certhia tianquanensis): downlist from Near Threatened to Least Concern?

BirdLife Species factsheet for Sichuan Treecreeper: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/sichuan-treecreeper-certhia-tianquanensis   Sichuan Treecreeper, Certhia tianquanensis, is currently listed as Near Threatened on the basis that it has been thought to have a moderately small range, within which habitat quality may be declining (BirdLife … Continue reading

Posted in Asia | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Mayr’s Forest-rail (Rallicula mayri): list as Least Concern?

BirdLife Species factsheet for Mayr’s Forest-rail: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/mayrs-forest-rail-rallicula-mayri   Mayr’s Forest-rail, Rallicula mayri, is currently listed as Data Deficient. This species was formerly known from specimens from montane forest in the north of New Guinea (Cyclops, Bewani, and Torricelli) in both … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Pacific | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush (Garrulax mitratus): uplist to Near Threatened?

Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush (Garrulax mitratus) is currently considered Least Concern, as it has not been thought to approach any of the thresholds for listing as Vulnerable; the Extent of Occurrence is considerably in excess of 20,000 km2, and while the global … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Indonesian cagebird trade | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Obscure Berrypecker (Melanocharis arfakiana): list as Least Concern?

BirdLife Species factsheet for Obscure Berrypecker: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/obscure-berrypecker-melanocharis-arfakiana   Obscure Berrypecker, Melanocharis arfakiana, is endemic to the island of New Guinea (Papua New Guinea and Indonesia) and is currently listed as Data Deficient (see BirdLife International 2017). Historically, it was known … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Pacific | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus): downlist to Near Threatened?

Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus breeds predominantly in south-east Europe and central Asia, with breeding taking place in at least 12 countries (see Catsadorakis and Portolou 2017). During the non-breeding season, individuals in western populations migrate to the Mediterranean; individuals from … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Asia, Europe & Central Asia, Middle East, Waterbirds | Tagged | 8 Comments

Pallas’s Fish-eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus): uplist to Endangered?

Pallas’s Fish-eagle (BirdLife International factsheet) is currently listed as Vulnerable on the basis that it has a small, declining population as a result of the widespread loss, degradation and disturbance of wetlands and breeding sites throughout its range. Concern has … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Europe & Central Asia | Tagged | 15 Comments

Firethroat (Calliope pectardens): request for information.

Firethroat, Calliope pectardens, is a relatively poorly-known species, with reports during the breeding season from Sichuan, Yunnan and Tibet, China, and Arunchal Pradesh, India (Alström et al. 2013). In the non-breeding season the species may venture further into India, Bangladesh, … Continue reading

Posted in Asia | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

A review of the status of endemic/near-endemic birds of the Andaman Islands currently listed as Near Threatened

Background to this topic The Andaman Islands are a group of islands in the Bay of Bengal in the Indian Ocean. The main vegetation type on the islands is tropical evergreen forest, with some grasslands in inland regions and mangroves … Continue reading

Posted in Asia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Blue-black Kingfisher (Todiramphus nigrocyaneus): list as Near Threatened?

Blue-black Kingfisher Todiramphus nigrocyaneus is a little-known species of kingfisher with few scattered records from streams, swamps and ponds in forest to 600 m on New Guinea and some adjacent islands such as Salawati, Batanta and Yapen (Coates 1985, Beehler … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Pacific | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Pesquet’s Parrot (Psittrichas fulgidus): downlist to Near Threatened or Least Concern?

BirdLife Species factsheet for Pesquet’s Parrot: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/pesquets-parrot-psittrichas-fulgidus   Pesquet’s Parrot, Psittrichas fulgidus, is an apparently rare and declining species found patchily across New Guinea. It is restricted to lower montane and hill forest (Mack and Wright 1998, B. Beehler in … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Pacific, Parrots | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca): downlist to Least Concern?

BirdLife species factsheet for Ferruginous Duck The global population size and trend of Ferruginous Duck has been difficult to establish with confidence due to an apparent tendency to shift its breeding distribution in response to interannual fluctuations in water levels … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Asia, Europe & Central Asia, Middle East, Waterbirds | Tagged | 15 Comments

Black Sicklebill (Epimachus fastosus): downlist to Least Concern?

The Black Sicklebill (Epimachus fastosus) is endemic to the island of New Guinea, where it is patchily distributed in the Vogelkop peninsula in the Indonesian part of the island and through the Central Ranges of the island into Papua New … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Pacific | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Great Bustard (Otis tarda): downlist to Near Threatened?

Great Bustard, Otis tarda, is currently listed as Vulnerable under criteria A2cd+3cd+4cd (see BirdLife International 2017) as it is undergoing rapid population declines. It has a wide, but fragmented distribution across Eurasia, with a small, declining population present in Morocco. … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Asia, Bustards, Europe & Central Asia, Middle East | Tagged | 4 Comments

Relict Gull (Larus relictus): downlist to Near Threatened?

Relict Gull, Larus relictus, is a migratory gull, breeding at localities in Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia and China (e.g. Rubini and Berezovikov 2002, He Fen-qi and Ren Yong-qui 2006). Breeding sites are found in the arid-steppe zone on islands in saline … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Europe & Central Asia, Seabirds | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Black-bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles orientalis) – request for information from Central Asia

This discussion was first published as part of the 2015 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Asia, Europe & Central Asia, Middle East | Tagged | 10 Comments

Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) – downlist from Near Threatened to Least Concern?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2015 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Asia, Europe & Central Asia, Middle East | Tagged | 9 Comments

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

Posted in Africa, Americas, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe & Central Asia, Hawaii, Middle East, North America, Pacific, Seabirds, South America | Tagged , | 9 Comments

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) – request for information from North Pacific

This discussion was first published as part of the 2015 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Europe & Central Asia, North America, Seabirds | Tagged | 7 Comments

Aleutian Tern (Onychoprion aleuticus, formerly Sterna aleutica): uplist to Vulnerable or Endangered?

This discussion was first published as part of the 2014 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2017 Red List update this … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, North America, Seabirds | Tagged | 16 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Mountain Serin (Serinus estherae) is being split and moved to the genus Chrysocorythus: list C. mindanensis as Near Threatened or Least Concern?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Archived 2016 topics: Rusty-faced Babbler (Robsonius rabori) has being redefined following the recognition of R. thompsoni as a new species: list R. rabori as Vulnerable and R. thompsoni as Near Threatened?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Archived 2016 topics: Eurasian Scaly Thrush (Zoothera dauma) is being split: list Z. major as Vulnerable?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Archived 2016 topics: Short-tailed Scimitar-babbler (Jabouilleia danjoui) is being moved to genus Rimator and split: list Rimator danjoui as Near Threatened and R. naungmungensis as Vulnerable or Endangered?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Archived 2016 topics: Grey-cheeked Tit-babbler (Macronous flavicollis) is being moved to genus Mixornis and split: list M. flavicollis as Least Concern and M. prillwitzi as Vulnerable?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Rufous-vented Prinia (Prinia burnesii) is being moved to genus Laticilla and split: list L. burnesii as Near Threatened and L. cinerascens as Vulnerable?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Blue-and-white Flycatcher (Cyanoptila cyanomelana) is being split: request for information on C. cumatilis.

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Archived 2016 topics: Rearrangement of Island Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus poliocephalus: list P. misoriensis as Least Concern and P. maforensis as Near Threatened or Vulnerable?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Pacific, Taxonomy | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: White-rumped Shama (Copsychus malabaricus) is being moved to genus Kittacincla and is being split: list Kittacincla malabarica as Least Concern and K. albiventris as Near Threatened?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Archived 2016 topics: Limestone Wren-babbler (Gypsophila crispifrons) is being moved to genus Turdinus and split: list Turdinus calcicola as Vulnerable?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Archived 2016 topics: White-cheeked Nuthatch (Sitta leucopsis) is being split: request for information on S. przewalskii.

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Black-chinned Laughingthrush (Strophocincla cachinnans) is being moved to genus Trochalopteron and split: list T. cachinnans as Endangered and T. jerdoni as Endangered or Critically Endangered?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Kerala Laughingthrush (Strophocincla fairbanki) is being moved to genus Trochalopteron and split: list T. fairbanki as Near Threatened and T. meridionale as Vulnerable?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Brown Bullfinch (Pyrrhula nipalensis) is being split: list P. nipalensis as Least Concern and P. waterstradti as Vulnerable?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Archived 2016 topics: Varied Tit (Parus varius) is being moved to the genus Sittiparus and split: list Izu Tit S. owstoni and S. olivaceus as Vulnerable?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Archived 2016 topics: Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis) is being split: list P. feminina as Near Threatened?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Australia, Pacific, Taxonomy | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: The newly described taxon Orthotomus chaktomuk is to be recognised as a species by BirdLife: list as Vulnerable?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Archived 2016 topics: Torrent Robin (Monachella muelleriana) is being split: list M. coultasi as Near Threatened?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Pacific, Taxonomy | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Great Shortwing (Heinrichia calligyna) is being split: list H. simplex as Near Threatened?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Blue-winged Leafbird (Chloropsis cochinchinensis) is being split: list C. cochinchinensis as Near Threatened?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Indonesian cagebird trade, Taxonomy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: White-browed Shortwing (Brachypteryx montana) is being split: could B. floris be considered Near Threatened?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Yellowish Bulbul (Ixos everetti) is being moved to genus Hypsipetes and split: request for information on Hypsipetes catarmanensis.

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Black-throated Laughingthrush (Garrulax chinensis) is being split: list G. chinensis as Least Concern and G. monachus as Near Threatened?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Archived 2016 topics: BirdLife are recognising Cyornis djampeanus; list as Near Threatened or Vulnerable?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Blue-breasted Flycatcher (Cyornis herioti) is being split: list C. herioti as Near Threatened and C. camarinensis as Vulnerable?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Brown-chested Jungle-flycatcher (Rhinomyias brunneatus) is being moved to genus Cyornis and split: list Cyornis brunneatus as Vulnerable and C. nicobaricus as Near Threatened?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Archived 2016 topics: Northern Fantail (Rhipidura rufiventris) is being split: list R. kordensis as Near Threatened?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Australia, Pacific, Taxonomy | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Blue-headed Fantail (Rhipidura cyaniceps) is being split: list R. sauli as Least Concern or Near Threatened?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Ryukyu Robin (Erithacus komadori) is being split and moved into the genus Larvivora: list Larvivora komadori and L. namiyei as Near Threatened?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Archived 2016 topics: Black-browed Triller (Lalage atrovirens) is being split: list Biak Triller L. leucoptera as Near Threatened or Least Concern?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: White-winged Magpie (Urocissa whiteheadi) is being split: list U. whiteheadi as Vulnerable or Near Threatened?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Golden Bulbul (Alophoixus affinis) is being moved to genus Thapsinillas and split: list T. platenae as Critically Endangered? Request for information on T. aurea.

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: White-bellied Minivet (Pericrocotus erythropygius) is being split: request for information on P. albifrons.

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Stripe-breasted Rhabdornis (Rhabdornis inornatus) is being split: list R. rabori as Vulnerable?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Japanese Robin (Erithacus akahige) is being transferred to the genus Larvivora and is being split: list Larvivora tanensis as Vulnerable?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Archived 2016 topics: Rufous-rumped Grassbird (Graminicola bengalensis) is being split: list G. bengalensis as Near Threatened or Least Concern and G. striatus as Vulnerable?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Flame-crowned Flowerpecker (Dicaeum anthonyi) is being split: list D. anthonyi as Near Threatened and D. kampalili as Least Concern?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Archived 2016 topics: Olive-flanked Whistler (Hylocitrea bonensis) is being split: list Hylocitrea bonthaina as Endangered?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Slender-billed Cicadabird (Coracina tenuirostris) is being moved to the genus Edolisoma and split into multiple species: list E. rostratum as Data Deficient, E. nesiotis and E. inseperatum as Endangered and E. monarcha as Near Threatened?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Australia, Pacific, Taxonomy | Tagged | 4 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Large-billed Gerygone (Gerygone magnirostris) is being split: list Gerygone hypoxantha as Vulnerable?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Bar-bellied Cuckooshrike (Coracina striata) is being split: list C. dobsoni as Near Threatened?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Hooded Pitta (Pitta sordida) is being split: list P. rosenbergii as Vulnerable?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Ivory-breasted Pitta (Pitta maxima) is being split: list Pitta morotaiensis as Near Threatened?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Asian Fairy-bluebird (Irena puella) is being split: list Palawan Fairy-bluebird I. tweeddalii as Near Threatened?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Archived 2016 topics: Silver-eared Mesia Leiothrix argentauris is being split: list Sumatran Mesia L. laurinae as Critically Endangered, and L. argentauris as Least Concern?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Indonesian cagebird trade, Taxonomy | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Banded Broadbill (Eurylaimus javanicus) is being split: list E. javanicus as Vulnerable and E. harterti as Least Concern?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Black-headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus atriceps) is being moved to genus Brachypodius and is being split: list B. atriceps as Least Concern and B. fuscoflavescens as Near Threatened?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Sulawesi Myzomela (Myzomela chloroptera) is being split: list M. chloroptera as Least Concern and M. batjanensis as Near Threatened, Vulnerable or Endangered?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Red-bellied Pitta (Pitta erythrogaster) is being split and placed in the genus Erythropitta: list E. meeki as Data Deficient, E. caeruleitorques, and E. palliceps as Endangered, E. inspeculata and E. splendida as Vulnerable, and E. novaehibernicae as Near Threatened?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Black-and-red Broadbill (Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos) is being split: request for information regarding Cymbirhynchus affinis

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Taxonomy | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Scarlet-breasted Lorikeet Trichoglossus forsteni: uplist from Near Threatened to Vulnerable?

Following the split of Scarlet-breasted Lorikeet (BirdLife species factsheet) from Rainbow Lorikeet (Collar et al. 2014) the species was assessed as Near Threatened on the basis that the population was thought to be undergoing a moderately rapid decline owing to … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Indonesian cagebird trade, Parrots | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Orange-spotted Bulbul is being split: list Aceh Bulbul Pycnonotus snouckaerti as Vulnerable and P. bimaculatus as Near Threatened?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Indonesian cagebird trade, Taxonomy | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Javan White-eye (Zosterops flavus): uplist from Near Threatened to Vulnerable?

Zosterops flavus is currently assessed as Near Threatened on the basis that it has a highly restricted and fragmented range and is likely to be declining moderately as a result of habitat loss, but that the species could still be … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Indonesian cagebird trade | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Straw-headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus zeylanicus): uplist from Vulnerable to Endangered?

Straw-headed Bulbul (BirdLife species factsheet) is a Sundaic lowland forest and secondary growth riparian specialist with the unfortunate curse of a golden voice. Currently listed as Vulnerable on the basis that the species is estimated to have undergone population declines … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Indonesian cagebird trade | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Black-crested Bulbul (Pycnonotus melanicterus) is being split: list Ruby-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus dispar as Near Threatened?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Indonesian cagebird trade | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Java Sparrow (Padda oryzivora): uplist from Vulnerable to Endangered?

Java Sparrow (BirdLife species factsheet) is currently listed as Vulnerable on the basis that intense trapping activity is inferred to have caused rapid declines in the population that are suspected to exceed 30% over the previous, current and future ten … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Indonesian cagebird trade | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Asian Pied Starling (Sturnus contra) is being split and placed in the genus Gracupica: list G. contra as Least Concern and Gracupica jalla as Critically Endangered?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Indonesian cagebird trade, Taxonomy | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Hill Myna (Gracula religiosa) is being split: list G. religiosa and G. indica as Least Concern, G. robusta as Critically Endangered and G. venerata as Endangered?

This is part of a consultation on the Red List implications of extensive changes to BirdLife’s taxonomy for passerines Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International will soon publish the second volume of the HBW-BirdLife Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Indonesian cagebird trade, Taxonomy | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Rufous-fronted Laughingthrush (Garrulax rufifrons): uplist from Endangered to Critically Endangered?

A montane laughingthrush with a restricted historical distribution across the upper slopes of central and western Javan volcanoes, Garrulax rufifrons (BirdLife species factsheet) is currently listed as Endangered under criterion A2cd + 3cd +4cd. This listing, as mentioned above, was … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Indonesian cagebird trade | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Archived 2016 topics: Sumatran Laughingthrush (Garrulax bicolor): uplist from Vulnerable to Endangered?

Following the split of the Sumatran Laughingthrush (BirdLife species factsheet) from White-crested Laughingthrush G. leucolophus (Collar 2006) it was listed as Vulnerable on the basis that it was likely to have a small global population and rapid declines were thought … Continue reading

Posted in Archive, Asia, Indonesian cagebird trade | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments