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Hoary-throated Spinetail and Rio Branco Antbird

June 2022 to Present

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Guyana has 3 known species which are listed by the IUCN - the Rio Branco Antbird (Cercomacra carbonaria), the Hoary-throated Spinetail (Synallaxis kollari) and the Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata).

The Hoary-throated Spinetail and Rio Branco Antbird are also endemic to a small area of land on the border of Guyana and Brazil

Despite their status, a population assessment for the two species of bird had never been conducted in Guyna prior to 2021. There was therefore no information on their local status or the threats they were facing.

In August 2021, the SRCS conducted a population assessment of the birds in Guyana. The survey found that the populations existed in significant numbers however their range appears to be decreasing and their threats - including fire and habitat destruction - are increasing.

To protect the birds, the SRCS are now working with local stakeholders to create a management plan for the area where the birds reside. The plan will contain a number of actions focused on preserving the habitat of both species and stabalizing their populations.

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