Status of the globally threatened forest birds of northeast Brazil
AbstractThe 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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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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