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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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Archived 2010-2011 topics: Tapajós Hermit (Phaethornis aethopyga): a valid species, so list as Near Threatened?

Tapajós Hermit Phaethornis aethopyga is treated by BirdLife as a valid species. In the region of Brazil in which this species is found, habitat destruction and fragmentation as a result of conversion to pasture, road construction and subsequent development and settlement, accompanied by illegal logging, are significant threats to any forest-dependent species, with the Novo Progresso area currently experiencing one of the highest rates of deforestation in the Amazon (F. Olmos in litt. 2007). Continue reading

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