IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)


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Range Description

Glaucis dohrnii occurs in east Brazil, where it is known from a few widely scattered localities in Bahia and Esprito Santo. There are historical sight records from extreme east Minas Gerais where its occurrence is supported by records from adjacent Esprito Santo. Rio de Janeiro has been included in the species's published range based on a specimen labelled Rio de Janeiro. In Bahia, there are recent reports from only three sites: Estao Veracruz (formerly the CVRD Porto Seguro Reserve) (F.Olmos in litt. 1999), where it was found relatively frequently during 1993-1997 [E.O.Willis and Y.Oniki in litt. 1999]), Monte Pascoal National Park (a few recent records [G.M.Kirwan in litt. 2000, Y.Oniki in litt. 1993]), and adjacent to Serra de Itamaruja (one in July 1993 [Y.Oniki in litt. 1993]). In Esprito Santo, there is just one recent record (in 1988), from Linhares Forest Reserve, but it has not been seen subsequently. Possible records of birds at two further sites (Bralanda and Barrolndia) are being verified (E.O.Willis and Y.Oniki in litt. 1999). It is likely that the species has never been common, but it has undoubtedly declined significantly in numbers and distribution.


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