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Five most recent topics
- Re-assessment of Species against Criterion B1: Red List Implications of the use of Minimum Convex Polygons
- Species to be potentially uplisted after a reassessment of species against criterion B2, following Tracewski et al. (2016)
- Proposed Status Changes of Forest-dependent Species
- Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus): uplist to Near Threatened or Vulnerable?
- Shy Albatross (Thalassarche cauta): uplist from Near Threatened to Vulnerable?
- In France, the Ortolan Bunting may soon be finally off the menu September 22, 2017Ortolan is a dish savoured with an almost ritualistic relish. Custom dictates that the diner eats the bird while wearing a napkin over their head; this, it is said, is to ensure the rich aromas do not escape while the gourmand chews the bird, bones and all, a process that lasts for several minutes. Pragmatically, […]
- The Bird Bulletin - vol. 14 September 22, 2017The Bird Bulletin – bringing you beak-sized updates from across Europe & Central Asia and beyond! Stunning success on the Black Sea coast! – SABUKO (BirdLife Georgia) is celebrating a major victory after years of hard work. Georgia’s Ministry of Environment has officially banned hunting activities in the Chorokhi Delta. The site has also […]
- The Bird Bulletin - Vol. 13 September 15, 2017The summer is over, the kids are back in school and our Bird Bulletin is back bringing you beak-sized updates from across Europe & Central Asia. TRIAL & ERROR – right now the battle over Białowieża is being fought in the European Court of Justice (ECJ). As Poland continues to defy the ECJ’s injunction […]
- In France, the Ortolan Bunting may soon be finally off the menu September 22, 2017
Tag Archives: Short-tailed Scimitar-babbler
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
Archived 2011-2012 topics: Short-tailed Scimitar-babbler (Jabouilleia danjoui): downlist to Least Concern?
Following the description of a taxon from northern Myanmar (Rappole et al. 2005) that BirdLife recognises as a subspecies (naungmungensis) of J. danjoui, the species is now considered to have larger range than previously thought and shows some tolerance of habitat modification as it is able to survive in secondary forest. It is suggested that this species be downlisted to Least Concern as it is unlikely to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under any of the IUCN criteria. Further information on this species is requested, especially on the likely population size and rate of decline over a period of 17 years. Continue reading