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- 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?
- Large-billed Gerygone (Gerygone magnirostris) is being split: list Gerygone hypoxantha as Vulnerable?
- Bar-bellied Cuckooshrike (Coracina striata) is being split: list C. dobsoni as Near Threatened?
- Eastern Double-collared Sunbird (Nectarinia mediocris) is being moved to genus Cinnyris and split: list C. usambaricus as Vulnerable or Near Threatened?
- Greater Double-collared Sunbird (Nectarinia afra) is changing its scientific name to Cinnyris afer and being split: request for information on C. prigoginei
- How simple striped sheets could save seabirds September 30, 2016Every year, 400,000 seabirds worldwide are estimated to meet their end as a result of becoming unintentionally caught in gillnets while diving for food. Gillnets are panels of near-invisible underwater netting used in rivers and oceans by fishermen the world over. They are so-called because fish get entangled by their gills as they struggle to […]
- Guinea begins a new era for conservation of migratory waterbirds September 30, 2016Guinea has now acquired tools and capacity to carry out conservation actions of migratory waterbirds. These tools include the availability of the National AEWA Work Plan, the Lesser Flamingo and the Black Crowned-crane Species Action Plan.
- Flight of Fancy - Common Pheasant September 30, 2016''Flight of Fancy'' features bird-inspired art from all over the world. The Common Phesant appeared in the June issue of the BirdLife The Magazine. Birds are a constant interwoven presence throughout human culture, not least for food, for warmth, as companions, and inspiration. From rock art depictions, through a roll-call of painters and sculptors, […]
- How simple striped sheets could save seabirds September 30, 2016
Tag Archives: Sumichrast’s Wren
Sumichrast’s Wren Hylorchilus sumichrasti is currently listed as Near Threatened, however with an Extent of Occurrence now estimated at 997 km2, the species’s population is likely to have been overestimated and the species could potentially qualify as Vulnerable or Endangered. Up-to-date information is sought on the likely population size and structure, and the level of habitat fragmentation within this species’s range. Continue reading