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Tanager, Cone-billed
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Conothraupis mesoleuca
Brazil, Global, South America Read more
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The population is assumed to be extremely small as the species avoided detection for so long. In Emas National Park it is now known from six sightings at four different locations; given that c. 1,500 km2 of suitable habitat exists within Emas, it is unlikely that the population is below 50 individua ...
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It was described on the basis of a single male specimen collected in Mato Grosso, Brazil, in 1938. No other individuals were collected or seen and some feared the bird had become extinct, while others speculated that it possibly only was an aberrant Black-and-white Tanager (unlikely, as the Black-and-white Tanager only occurs far from the region where the Cone-billed was collected). In 2003, it was rediscovered by D. Buzzetti in gallery woodland and Cerrado in the Emas National Park, only to be independently rediscovered at the same locality in 2004 by B. A. Carlos. ...
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