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Archived 2010-2011 topics: Pale-headed Brush-finch (Atlapetes pallidiceps): downlist to Endangered?

Pale-headed Brush-finch Atlapetes pallidiceps is currently listed as Critically Endangered under criteria B1a+b(i,ii,iii); B2a+b(i,ii,iii), on the basis that it occupies an extremely small range, and was regarded as threatened by habitat loss and, because of its rarity, brood parasitism by Shiny Cowbirds Molothrus bonariensis. Although the species’s range size meets the thresholds for Critically Endangered under the B criterion, it is stable and will probably increase with continued conservation work. Continue reading

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