Tag: 2002

Hellmayrs Parakeet discovered in 2002

Hellmayrs Parakeet Pyrrhura amazonum NOT RECOGNIZED It has typically been considered a subspecies of the Painted Parakeet. While reviewing this group, Joseph (2002) discovered that an undescribed population existed in central Brazil (later also found in north-eastern Bolivia). It was described as Pyrrhura snethlageae. No diagnostic difference were found between the taxa amazonum and microtera; […]

Pernambuco Pygmy owl discovered in 2002

Pernambuco Pygmy-owl Glaucidium mooreorum CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Glaucidium mooreorum was newly described from the Reserva Biológica de Saltinho (which covers just 4.8 km2) in Atlantic coastal forest in Pernambuco, Brazil. It was tape-recorded in the same locality in November 1990. The species was also found in a 100 ha forest patch at Usina Trapiche (08 35’S, […]

Cryptic Forest falcon discovered in 2002

Cryptic Forest-falcon Micrastur mintoni LEAST CONCERN Described in 2002 (Wilson Bull. 114: 421-445), specimens of Micrastur mintoni had been overlooked as Lined Forest-falcon A. gilvicollis or confused with Plumbeous Forest-falcon M. plumbeus for over 100 years, despite the attention of such acutely observant commentators as Charles Hellmayr and Dean Amadon, until Andrew Whittaker finally resolved […]

Bald Parrot discovered in 2002

Bald Parrot Gypopsitta aurantiocephala NEAR THREATENED Pionopsitta aurantiocephala is known only from a few localities encompassing the Lower Madeira and Upper Tapajós rivers in Amazonian Brazil. Individuals have been seen in gallery forest and in ‘campinarana’ forest (on white-sand soils). This region is under threat from logging1. Given that the species is currently known only […]