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Sao Tome White-eye (Zosterops ficedulinus) is being split: list Z. ficedulinus and Z. feae 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 2010-2011 topics: São Tomé Thrush (Turdus olivaceofuscus): list as Near Threatened?

Sao Tome Thrush Turdus olivaceofuscus has been split into T. olivaceofuscus and T. xanthorhynchus. Prior to this taxonomic change, T. olivaceofuscus was listed as Near Threatened. Although there is no evidence of a decline in the population, species’s Extent of Occurrence is estimated at only 860 km2, with its population surely numbering fewer than 2,500 individuals, and there are ongoing threats that could be impacting the species. It is therefore proposed that the species continue to be listed as Near Threatened. Comments are invited on this proposed listing as well as further information on the species. Continue reading

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