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White-winged Cotinga (Xipholena atropurpurea): downlist from Endangered to Vulnerable?

BirdLife species factsheet for White-winged Cotinga White-winged Cotinga is endemic to eastern Brazil, where it is now virtually confined to 13 protected areas. The species is currently listed as Endangered under B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v). The Extent of Occurrence (EOO) was estimated at … Continue reading

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Atlantic Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus swainsoni): downlist from Vulnerable to Near Threatened?

BirdLife species factsheet for Atlantic Royal Flycatcher Atlantic Royal Flycatcher is endemic to south-eastern Brazil, found in the states of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Paraná. The species is listed as Vulnerable under A2c+3c+4c; B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v). The population is estimated … 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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Saffron-cowled Blackbird (Xanthopsar flavus) – uplist from Vulnerable to Endangered?

Saffron-cowled Blackbird Xanthopsar flavus is restricted to a few sites with wet grasslands and marshes in southern South America and distributed in four disjunct areas in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Paraguay (Birdlife International 2015). It is currently listed as Vulnerable, … Continue reading

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Black-bellied Seedeater (Sporophila melanogaster): uplist from Near Threatened to Vulnerable?

BirdLife species factsheet for Black-bellied Seedeater Black-bellied Seedeater is endemic to south-east Brazil, occurring in west Minas Gerais and south Goiás, south to Rio Grande do Sul. The species is listed as Near Threatened, approaching the thresholds for Vulnerable under … Continue reading

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Cobb’s Wren (Troglodytes cobbi): downlist to Near Threatened or Least Concern?

T. cobbi is endemic to the Falkland Islands (Malvinas), where it has a scattered distribution. In 2000, the population size of T. cobbi was estimated to be about 6,000 pairs (Woods 2000). In 2008 this estimate had remained broadly unchanged … Continue reading

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Chestnut Seedeater (Sporophila cinnamomea): downlist from Vulnerable to Near Threatened?

BirdLife species factsheet for Chestnut Seedeater Chestnut Seedeater breeds in north-eastern Argentina, southern Paraguay, western and south-eastern Uruguay and extreme southern Brazil. It winters largely in central Brazil and eastern Paraguay. The species is currently listed as Vulnerable under A2cde+3cde+4cde; … Continue reading

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Klages’s Antwren (Myrmotherula klagesi): uplist from NT to VU?

BirdLife species factsheet for Klages’s Antwren Klages’s Antwren is found in Roraima, Amazonas and Pará, Brazil. The species is listed as Near Threatened, approaching the criteria for B1ab(iii). It is known from a small range and is restricted to a specialised … Continue reading

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Dwarf Tinamou (Taoniscus nanus): uplist from Vulnerable to Endangered?

BirdLife species factsheet for Dwarf Tinamou Dwarf Tinamou is found in central and south-eastern Brazil, with old isolated records from south-central Paraguay and north-east Argentina. In Brazil the few recent records of the species are from scattered localities where individuals … Continue reading

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White-collared Kite (Leptodon forbesi): downlist from Critically Endangered to Endangered?

BirdLife species factsheet for White-collared Kite White-collared Kite is endemic to north-east Brazil, where it has been recorded in Paraíba, Pernambuco, Alagoas and Sergipe. It inhabits Atlantic coastal rainforest (Bierregaard et al., 2016). The species is listed as Critically Endangered … Continue reading

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Pectoral Antwren (Herpsilochmus pectoralis): downlist from VU to NT or LC?

BirdLife species factsheet for Pectoral Antwren Pectoral Antwren is endemic to eastern Brazil, from Maranhão south to Bahia. The species is listed as Vulnerable under A2c+3c+4c; B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v); C2a(i). The widespread destruction of suitable deciduous forest has rapidly reduced this species’s … Continue reading

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Restinga Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes kronei): downlist from Vulnerable to Near Threatened or Least Concern?

BirdLife species factsheet for Restinga Tyrannulet Restinga Tyrannulet is endemic to the Atlantic coast of south-east Brazil, from São Paulo to Rio Grande do Sul. The species is listed as Vulnerable under A2c+3c+4c; C2a(i). The species probably has a small … Continue reading

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Alagoas Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes ceciliae): uplist from Endangered to Critically Endangered?

BirdLife species factsheet for Alagoas Tyrannulet Alagoas Tyrannulet is found in Alagoas and Pernambuco states, north-east Brazil. The species is listed as Endangered under B1ab(i,ii,iii,v); C2a(ii). The species is known from 10 locations within a very small, severely fragmented and … Continue reading

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Brasilia Tapaculo (Scytalopus novacapitalis): uplist from Near Threatened to Endangered?

BirdLife species factsheet for Brasilia Tapaculo Brasilia Tapaculo is endemic to Brazil, occurring in swampy gallery forest and dense streamside vegetation in Goiás, Distrito Federal and west Minas Gerais. The species is listed as Near Threatened, approaching the thresholds for … Continue reading

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Tapajos Hermit (Phaethornis aethopygus): uplist from Near Threatened to Vulnerable?

BirdLife species factsheet for Tapajos Hermit Tapajos Hermit is endemic to Brazil. It is known only from the vicinity of the Teles Pires, Tapajós and Xingu rivers, south of the Amazon (Piacentini et al. 2009). The species is listed as Near … Continue reading

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Three-toed Jacamar (Jacamaralcyon tridactyla): downlist from Vulnerable to Near Threatened?

BirdLife species factsheet for Three-toed Jacamar The Three-toed Jacamar was considered very common in the early and mid-19th century, but is thought to have suffered a very substantial decline in range and population. The species is listed as Vulnerable under … Continue reading

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Lesser Nothura (Nothura minor): uplist from Vulnerable to Endangered?

BirdLife species factsheet for Lesser Nothura The Lesser Nothura has been recorded from very few sites over a large range in south-central Brazil (S Mato Grosso, S Goiás and Minas Gerais S to São Paulo; possibly extinct in Santa Catarina), … Continue reading

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White-eared Parakeet (Pyrrhura leucotis): uplist from Near Threatened to Vulnerable?

BirdLife species factsheet for White-eared Parakeet White-eared Parakeet is endemic to south-eastern Brazil from Bahia south of the Jequitinhonha river, south to Espirito Santo, including south-eastern Minas Gerais, and formerly Sao Paulo, (del Hoyo et al. 1997, Juniper and Parr 1998, Forshaw, 2006, … Continue reading

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Rondonia Antwarbler / Warbling-antbird (Hypocnemis ochrogyna): uplist from LC to NT or VU?

BirdLife species factsheet for Rondonia Warbling-antbird Rondonia Antwarbler (formerly Rondonia Warbling-antbird) is a near endemic species to Brazil, found in the states of Rondônia and Mato Grosso and extending into north-east Bolivia. The species is listed as Least Concern. The … Continue reading

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Kaempfer’s Tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus kaempferi): downlist from EN to VU?

BirdLife species factsheet for Kaempfer’s Tody-tyrant Kaempfer’s Tody-tyrant is endemic to south-east Brazil, found in the states of Paraná and Santa Catarina. The species is listed as Endangered under A3c+4c. The population is estimated at 6,000-12,000 mature individuals and the … Continue reading

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Plumbeous Antvireo (Dysithamnus plumbeus): uplist from Vulnerable to Endangered?

BirdLife species factsheet for Plumbeous Antvireo Plumbeous Antvireo is restricted to south-east Brazil from Bahia to Rio de Janeiro. It is listed as Vulnerable under A2c+3c+4c; B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v); C2a(i). The population is estimated to number 2,500-9,999 mature individuals based on an … Continue reading

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Forbes’s Blackbird (Anumara forbesi): downlist from Endangered to Vulnerable?

BirdLife species factsheet for Forbes’s Blackbird Forbes’s Blackbird is currently known from widely scattered sites in Pernambuco, Alagoas and Minas Gerais, east and north-east Brazil, and has a very small and fragmented range. The population size has been preliminarily estimated … Continue reading

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Eared Quetzal (Euptilotis neoxenus): Downlist to Least Concern?

Eared Quetzal (Euptilotis neoxenus) is currently listed as Near Threatened because its population has been thought to be moderately small and possibly declining. The species has a large range: it occurs almost throughout the mountains of west Mexico, in Sonora, … Continue reading

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Campo Miner (Geositta poeciloptera): uplist from Vulnerable to Endangered?

BirdLife species factsheet for Campo Miner Campo Miner occurs within interior south-central Brazil (from São Paulo, where it is now considered extinct, north to Minas Gerais, Goiás and Mato Grosso), north-east Bolivia (north-east Santa Cruz in the Serranía de Huanchaca), … Continue reading

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Helmeted Woodpecker (Hylatomus galeatus): uplist from VU to EN?

BirdLife species factsheet for Helmeted Woodpecker Helmeted Woodpecker is found in southern Brazil, eastern Paraguay and north-eastern Argentina. The species is listed as Vulnerable under A2c+3c+4c; C2a(i). Its small population is suspected to have suffered a rapid population reduction owing … Continue reading

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Bare-throated Bellbird (Procnias nudicollis): downlist from Vulnerable to Near Threatened?

BirdLife species factsheet for Bare-throated Bellbird Bare-throated Bellbird is endemic to the Atlantic forest (Snow and Sharpe 2016). It is found in eastern Brazil, north-eastern Argentina and eastern Paraguay. The species is listed as Vulnerable under A2cd+3cd+4cd. The population is … Continue reading

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Chestnut-collared Longspur (Calcarius ornatus): uplist from Near Threatened to Vulnerable?

BirdLife species factsheet for Chestnut-collared Longspur This species breeds in the Great Plains (north and central USA) and the Canadian Prairie Provinces (southern central Canada), and winters in south-central and south-western USA and north-central Mexico (Hill and Gould 1997). It … Continue reading

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Cinereous Warbling-finch (Microspingus cinereus): downlist from Vulnerable to Least Concern or Near Threatened?

BirdLife species factsheet for Cinereous Warbling-finch Cinereous Warbling-finch is endemic to central-southern Brazil, occurring from Mato Grosso and Goiás south to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The species is listed as Vulnerable under A2c+3c+4c. The population is estimated at … Continue reading

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

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) breeds in the North Atlantic, from NC Canada and NE USA east through Greenland to W & N Europe, and on to the Taymyr Peninsula and Severnaya Zemlya, wintering south to the Sargasso Sea and W … Continue reading

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Russet-winged Spadebill (Platyrinchus leucoryphus): downlist from Vulnerable to Near Threatened?

BirdLife species factsheet for Russet-winged Spadebill Russet-winged Spadebill is found in southern Brazil, south-eastern Paraguay and north-east Argentina. The species is listed as Vulnerable under A2c+3c+4c. The species appears to be reliant on primary Atlantic forest, which continues to be … Continue reading

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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, but remains open for comment to enable reassessment in 2015. Current species factsheet for Aleutian Tern: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=3285 Aleutian Tern Onychoprion aleuticus is currently listed as Least Concern … Continue reading

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Banded Cotinga (Cotinga maculata): uplist from Endangered to Critically Endangered?

BirdLife species factsheet for Banded Cotinga Banded Cotinga Cotinga maculata is restricted to south-east Bahia and north Espírito Santo with two recent records from north-east Minas Gerais (Ribon et al. 2004). The species has not been recorded since the 19th century … Continue reading

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Black-capped Piprites (Piprites pileata): downlist from Vulnerable to Near Threatened?

BirdLife species factsheet for Black-capped Piprites Black-capped Piprites is found in south-east Brazil and north-eastern Argentina. In Brazil it has been found in Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul. In Argentina … Continue reading

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Cone-billed Tanager (Conothraupis mesoleuca): downlist from Critically Endangered to Endangered?

BirdLife species factsheet for Cone-billed Tanager The Cone-billed Tanager went undetected from 1938 to 2003, but was then rediscovered in gallery forest in Emas National Park, and has since been found at several sites along the Alto Rio Juruena, and … Continue reading

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Elfin-woods Warbler (Setophaga angelae): uplist from Vulnerable to Endangered?

Setophaga angelae (formerly Dendroica angelae BirdLife species factsheet) is restricted to Puerto Rice (to USA). The species was discovered in 1968 and is now thought to be restricted to two widely separated locations: the Sierra de Luquillo (El Yunque National Forest/Bosque … Continue reading

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Rufous Twistwing (Cnipodectes superrufus): downlist from VU to NT or LC?

BirdLife species factsheet for Rufous Twistwing Rufous Twistwing is a recently described species from an area of southwestern Amazonia bordering Madre de Dios in Peru, Acre in Brazil and Pando in Bolivia (Tobias et al. 2008). The species is listed … Continue reading

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Kaempfer’s Woodpecker (Celeus obrieni): downlist from Endangered to Vulnerable?

BirdLife species factsheet for Kaempfer’s Woodpecker Kaempfer’s Woodpecker was rediscovered in 2006 after 80 years without a record, and has now been recorded at several widely-distributed sites across Maranhão, Piauí, Tocantins, Goiás and Mato Grosso in northeast Brazil. Given that … Continue reading

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White-bearded Antshrike (Biatas nigropectus): downlist from VU to NT?

BirdLife species factsheet for White-bearded Antshrike White-bearded Antshrike is found in southern Brazil from Espirito Santo to Santa Catarina, and in Misiones, north-east Argentina. The species is listed as Vulnerable under A2c+3c+4c; B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)c(iv); C2a(i)b. The population is estimated to number … Continue reading

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Pernambuco Foliage-gleaner (Automolus lammi): uplist from Vulnerable to Endangered?

BirdLife species factsheet for Pernambuco Foliage-gleaner The Pernambuco Foliage-gleaner was split recently from Automolus leucopthalmus. It occurs in coastal areas of Paraíba, Pernambuco, Alagoas, and Sergipe states, Brazil (Zimmer 2008) and is known from only a few formally protected areas, … Continue reading

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Hooded Visorbearer (Augastes lumachella): uplist from Near Threatened to Endangered?

BirdLife species factsheet for Hooded Visorbearer The Hooded Visorbearer is restricted to Bahia, north-east Brazil, where it is found at elevations of 950-1,600 m between Morro do Chapéu, Andarái and Barra da Estiva (Sick 1993, Parker et al. 1996). The … Continue reading

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Vinaceous-breasted Amazon (Amazona vinacea): downlist from Endangered to Vulnerable?

BirdLife species factsheet for Vinaceous-breasted Amazon Vinaceous-breasted Amazon is found in Paraguay, southern Brazil and in north-east Argentina. The species is listed as Endangered under C2a(i). The population has been estimated at 600-1,700 mature individuals in 2009. A rapid and … Continue reading

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Red-browed Amazon (Amazona rhodocorytha): downlist from Endangered to Vulnerable?

BirdLife species factsheet for Red-browed Amazon The Red-browed Amazon is listed as Endangered under Criterion B1ab(i,ii,iii,v) owing to its severely fragmented and declining range and population. The species is rare and local in the isolated Atlantic forest fragments of east … Continue reading

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Red-tailed Amazon (Amazona brasiliensis): downlist from Vulnerable to Near Threatened?

BirdLife species factsheet for Red-tailed Amazon The Red-tailed Amazon occurs in a narrow littoral strip, between the Serra do Mar and the coast, from Itanhaém in São Paulo through Paraná to extreme north-east Santa Catarina, south-east Brazil (Lalime 1997). Breeding … Continue reading

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Blue-breasted Parrot (Pionus reichenowi): uplist from Least Concern to Vulnerable?

BirdLife species factsheet for Blue-breasted Parrot Blue-breasted Parrot is endemic to east Brazil, from Alagoas to Espírito Santo. The species is listed as Least Concern. The global population size has not been quantified but it is not thought to approach … Continue reading

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Archived 2016 topics: The newly described taxon Sporophila iberaensis is to be recognised as a species by BirdLife: request for information.

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

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Archived 2016 topics: Sharp-beaked Ground-finch (Geospiza difficilis) is being split: list Vampire Ground-finch G. septentrionalis and Genovesa Ground-finch G. acutirostris 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

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Archived 2016 topics: Large Cactus-finch (Geospiza conirostris) is being split: list G. conirostris and G. propinqua 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

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Archived 2016 topics: The newly described taxon Sporophila beltoni 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

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Archived 2016 topics: Tit-like Dacnis (Xenodacnis parina) is being split: request for information.

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

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Archived 2016 topics: Buff-breasted Mountain-tanager (Dubusia taeniata) is being split: request for information on D. carrikeri.

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

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Archived 2016 topics: Akepa (Loxops coccineus) is being split: list L. ochraceus as Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct) and L. wolstenholmei as Extinct?

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

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Archived 2016 topics: Rufous-brown Solitaire (Cichlopsis leucogenys) is being split: list C. leucogenys as Endangered? Request for information on C. chubbi and C. gularis.

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

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Archived 2016 topics: White-winged Brush-finch (Atlapetes leucopterus) is being split: request for information for A. paynteri.

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

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Archived 2016 topics: Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) is being split: request for information for I. fuertesi.

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

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Archived 2016 topics: Chat Tanager (Calyptophilus frugivorus) is being split: list C. frugivorus as Near Threatened and C. tertius 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

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Archived 2016 topics: Tropical Parula (Parula pitiayumi) is being moved to genus Setophaga and split: list Setophaga pitiayumi as Least Concern and S. graysoni as Near Threatened?

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Archived 2016 topics: Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) is being split: list P. sanctorum as Near Threatened?

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Archived 2016 topics: Cuban Bullfinch (Melopyrrha nigra) is being moved to genus Pyrrhulagra and split: request for information.

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Archived 2016 topics: Yellow-eyed Junco (Junco phaeonotus) is being split: request for information on J. bairdi

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Archived 2016 topics: Long-tailed Woodcreeper (Deconychura longicauda) is being split: list D. longicauda and D. typica as Least Concern and D. pallida as Near Threatened?

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Archived 2016 topics: The newly described taxon Scytalopus perijanus is to be recognised as a species by BirdLife: 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

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Archived 2016 topics: Rufous Antpitta (Grallaria rufula) is being split: list G. saltuensis as Vulnerable?

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Archived 2016 topics: Rearrangement of a selection of Amaurospiza species: list A. moesta and A. relicta as Least Concern?

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Archived 2016 topics: Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) is being split: list J. hyemalis as Least Concern and J. insularis as Endangered or Vulnerable?

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Archived 2016 topics: Stripe-headed Brush-finch (Arremon torquatus) is being split: list A. perijanus as Near Threatened or Vulnerable and A. phygas as Vulnerable? Request for information on A. basilicus.

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

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Archived 2016 topics: Olive Tanager (Chlorothraupis carmioli) is being moved to genus Habia and split: request for information.

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Archived 2016 topics: Nukupuu (Hemignathus lucidus) is being split: list H. lucidus as Extinct and H. affinis and H. hanapepe as Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)?

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Archived 2016 topics: Bronzed Cowbird (Molothrus aeneus) is being split: list M. aeneus as Least Concern and M. armenti as Near Threatened or Vulnerable?

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Archived 2016 topics: Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) is being split: list P. maculatus as Least Concern and P. socorroensis as Endangered?

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Archived 2016 topics: Creamy-breasted Canastero (Asthenes dorbignyi) is being split: request for information on A. huancavelicae and A. usheri.

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Archived 2016 topics: Red-breasted Chat (Granatellus venustus) is being split: list Granatellus francescae 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

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Archived 2016 topics: Leach’s Storm-petrel (Hydrobates leucorhous): uplist from Least Concern to Vulnerable?

BirdLife species factsheet for Leach’s storm-petrel: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/factsheet/22698511 The Leach’s storm-petrel has an extensive global range and breeding colonies are confined to the northern hemisphere, from the South Kuril Islands (Japan) round to Baja California (Mexico) including the Aleutian Islands, Alaska … Continue reading

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Archived 2016 topics: The newly described taxon Zimmerius chicomendesi is to be recognised as a species by BirdLife: list 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

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Archived 2016 topics: White-throated Barbtail (Premnoplex tatei) is being split: list P. tatei and P. pariae 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

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Archived 2016 topics: The newly described taxon Thyrophilus sernai is to be recognised as a species by BirdLife: list 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

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Archived 2016 topics: The newly described taxon Thripophaga amacurensis is to be recognised as a species by BirdLife: list as Endangered?

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Archived 2016 topics: Collared Antshrike (Sakesphorus bernardi) is being transferred to the genus Thamnophilus and is being split: request for information for shumbae.

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

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Archived 2016 topics: The newly described taxon Boa Nova Tapaculo (Scytalopus gonzagai) is to be recognised as a species by BirdLife: list 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

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Archived 2016 topics: The newly described taxon Scytalopus gettyae is to be recognised as a species by BirdLife: request for information

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Archived 2016 topics: The taxon Tityra leucura is to be recognised as a species by BirdLife: list as Data Deficient?

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

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Archived 2016 topics: American Robin (Turdus migratorius) is being split: request for information on T. confinis

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

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Archived 2016 topics: Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla) is being split: list S. pusilla as Least Concern and S. insularis 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

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Archived 2016 topics: Scrub Greenlet (Hylophilus flavipes) is being split: list H. insularis 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

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Archived 2016 topics: Rufous-breasted Leaftosser (Sclerurus scansor) is being split: list S. scansor as Least Concern and S. cearensis 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

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Archived 2016 topics: Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) is being split: list P. rubinus as least concern, P. dubius as Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct) or Extinct and P. nanus 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

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Archived 2016 topics: Northern Barred Woodcreeper (Dendrocolaptes sanctithomae) is being split: request for information on D. punctipectus.

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

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Archived 2016 topics: Yellow-breasted Brush-finch (Atlapetes latinuchus) is being split: request for information on A. nigrifrons

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

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Archived 2016 topics: Striped Manakin (Machaeropterus regulus) is being split: list M. regulus 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

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Archived 2016 topics: Shrike-like Cotinga (Laniisoma elegans) is being split: request for information

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

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Archived 2016 topics: The newly described taxon Hypocnemis rondoni is to be recognised as a species by BirdLife: request for information.

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

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Archived 2016 topics: The newly described taxon Hemitriccus cohnhafti is to be recognised as a species by BirdLife: list 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

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Archived 2016 topics: The newly described taxon Formicivora paludicola (Marsh Antwren) is to be recognised as a species by BirdLife: list 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

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Archived 2016 topics: Long-tailed Antbird (Drymophila caudata) is being split: list D. striaticeps and D. klagesi as Least Concern? Request for information for D. caudata and D. hellmayri

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Archived 2016 topics: The newly described taxon Cyanocorax hafferi is to be recognised as a species by BirdLife: 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

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Archived 2016 topics: Blackish Cinclodes (Cinclodes antarcticus) is being split: request for information

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

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Archived 2016 topics: The newly described taxon Cichlocolaptes mazarbarnetti is to be recognised as a species by BirdLife: list as Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)?

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

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Archived 2016 topics: Yellow-shouldered Amazon (Amazona barbadensis): Downlist to Near Threatened?

Amazona barbadensis (BirdLife species factsheet) is found in several isolated populations in northern coastal Venezuela and the islands of Margarita, La Blanquilla, Curaçao and Bonaire (to Netherlands) (Rodríguez-Ferraro 2009).  It is currently extinct in the Paraguaná peninsula on mainland Venezuela … Continue reading

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Archived 2016 topics: Rusty-backed Spinetail (Cranioleuca vulpina) is being split: request for information on C. dissita.

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Archived 2016 topics: Marcapata Spinetail (Cranioleuca marcapatae) is being split: list Cranioleuca marcapatae as Vulnerable and C. weskei 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

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Archived 2016 topics: Brown-backed Parrotlet (Touit melanonotus): downlist from Endangered to Vulnerable?

BirdLife species factsheet for Brown-backed Parrotlet Brown-backed Parrotlet is endemic to the states of Bahia, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Paraná in south-east Brazil. The species is listed as Endangered under C2a(i). The population is estimated at … Continue reading

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