Brazil’s cherry-throated tanager


Cherry-throated tanagerFrom BirdLife:

Cherry-picked for conservation award

01-12-2006

A study developed by SAVE Brasil (BirdLife in Brazil) on one of the rarest birds in the world, the Critically Endangered Cherry-throated Tanager, was awarded first place in the regional prize for environmental advancement, the ‘Prêmio Ecologia 2006’. …

The Cherry-throated Tanager is one of Brazil’s most enigmatic birds.

First described at the end of the 19th century from the State of Minas Gerais, it was not seen again until a single sighting in 1941. Since then many researchers considered it extinct when, more than forty years later in 1998, it was rediscovered in small numbers at Fazenda Pindobas IV by researchers Ana Cristina Venturini, Claudia Bauer, Fernando Pacheco and Pedro Paz.

In September 2003, small numbers were also discovered in the Caetés region.

The species is classified by BirdLife as Critically Endangered.

The Cherry-throated Tanager, Nemosia rourei, is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. Previously feared to be extinct, this Atlantic Forest endemic was rediscovered in Espírito Santo State, Brazil, in 1998, a lapse of 47 years after the previous sighting: here.

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