Stresemann's Bristlefront

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The Stresemann's Bristlefront is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Stresemann's Bristlefront (Merulaxis stresemanni) is a species of bird in the Rhinocryptidae family. It is endemic to Brazil. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. References - * BirdLife International 2006. Merulaxis stresemanni. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007. More

The Stresemann's Bristlefront Private Reserve was established in November 2007 with the acquisition of 392 hectares (968 acres) at Sossego do Arrebol. 2. May 2008—Draft conservation plan for the bristlefront. 3. March 2009—Acquisition of 194 hectares (479 acres) of native forest to expand the Sossego do Arrebol reserve. 4. March 2009—Improvements of infrastructure at reserve and hiring of reserve manager. More

Stresemann's Bristlefront (Merulaxis stresemanni) by Andrew Whitehouse. More

The recently acquired Stresemann's Bristlefront Forest Reserve (on left) in Bahia, Brazil is surrounded by a landscape (on right) denuded by logging and intensive grazing. Photos by: Fabiano Melo and American Bird Conservancy. In the middle of vast cattle pastures stands a tiny 2,000 acre remnant of Brazilian Atlantic forest located in Minas Gerais at the border with Bahia State. More

The critically endangered Stresemann's Bristlefront Merulaxis stresemanni, a species previously known only from two specimen records (in the 1830s and 1945), was seen, photographed and tape-recorded by G More

Stresemann's Bristlefront Merulaxis stresemanni Species Champion Become a BirdLife Species Champion for this bird For information about BirdLife Species Champions and Species Guardians visit the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme. More

Federal de Ouro Preto who rediscovered Stresemann's Bristlefront on this and neighbouring properties, emphasizes the urgency of improving biological knowledge about the bird. Such information will aid the implementation of a management plan to conserve the area. ‘Additionally, urgently-needed acquisitions will guarantee the effective conservation of the ecosystems and species of the area,’ said Salaman. The purchase was made possible with the support of the Beneficia Foundation, Robert Wilson, and Connie and Jeff Woodman. More

Stresemann's Bristlefront (Merulaxis stresemanni) = French: Mérulaxe de Stresemann German: Nördlicher Stirnhaubentapaculo Spanish: Macuquiño de Stresemann Taxonomy: Merulaxis stresemanni Sick, 1960, near Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Probably forms a superspecies with M. ater; possibly conspecific, but differs in general size, in proportions of bill and feet, and in vocalizations. Monotypic. Distribution: E Brazil in coastal Bahia: recorded from Recôncavo (near Salvador), Ilhéus and Una. More

doubled the size of the Stresemann's Bristlefront Reserve established in 2007 by American Bird Conservancy and in-country partner Fundação Biodiversitas. The new acquisition, which abuts the existing reserve, includes untouched, humid Atlantic forest, one of Brazil's most rapidly disappearing habitats, and will boost protection of the critically endangered Stresemann's Bristlefront and other endangered birds, such as the Red-browed Parrot, Hook-billed Hermit, Banded Cotinga, and Bahia Tyrannulet. More

* Stresemann's Bristlefront (Merulaxis stresemanni) A female (or juvenile male). Bandeira, Balbina Forest, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Monotypic species) 30 October 2008 20 January 2009 3.7 * Seven-colored Tanager (Tangara fastuosa) One bird showing well the yellow. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Rhinocryptidae
Genus : Merulaxis
Species : stresemanni
Authority : Sick, 1960