Status of the globally threatened forest birds of northeast Brazil

Authors

  • Glauco Alves Pereira Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco; Etnobiologia e Conservação da Natureza
  • Sidnei de Melo Dantas Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi; Coordenação de Zoologia
  • Luís Fábio Silveira Universidade de São Paulo; Museu de Zoologia
  • Sônia Aline Roda Observadores de Aves de Pernambuco
  • Ciro Albano NE Brazil Birding
  • Frederico Acaz Sonntag Rua David Ferreira Luna
  • Sergio Leal Organização de Preservação Ambiental
  • Mauricio Cabral Periquito Observadores de Aves de Pernambuco
  • Gustavo Bernardino Malacco Associação para a Gestão Socioambiental do Triângulo Mineiro
  • Alexander Charles Lees Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi; Coordenação de Zoologia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/0031-1049.2014.54.14

Abstract

The Atlantic Forest of northeast Brazil hosts a unique biota which is among the most threatened in the Neotropics. Near-total conversion of forest habitat to sugar cane monocultures has left the region's endemic forest-dependent avifauna marooned in a few highly-fragmented and degraded forest remnants. Here we summarise the current status of 16 globally threatened species based on surveys conducted over the last 11 years. We found a bleak situation for most of these species and consider that three endemics: Glaucidium mooreorum (Pernambuco Pygmy-owl), Cichlocolaptes mazarbarnetti (Cryptic Treehunter) and Philydor novaesi (Alagoas Foliage-gleaner) are most likely globally extinct. Some positive news can, however, be reported for both Leptodon forbesi (White-collared Kite) and Synallaxis infuscata (Pinto's Spinetail) which may warrant re-evaluation of their respective red list statuses. We outline a road map to prioritise conservation interventions in the region directed at preventing the extinction of this suite of threatened bird species and their companion biota.

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Published

2014-01-01

How to Cite

Pereira, G. A., Dantas, S. de M., Silveira, L. F., Roda, S. A., Albano, C., Sonntag, F. A., Leal, S., Periquito, M. C., Malacco, G. B., & Lees, A. C. (2014). Status of the globally threatened forest birds of northeast Brazil . Papéis Avulsos De Zoologia, 54(14), 177-194. https://doi.org/10.1590/0031-1049.2014.54.14

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