Pale-headed Brush Finch by Dusan Brinkhuizen (Atlapetes pallidiceps). This large finch is notable for its creamy white coloration & extreme rarity. Once considered extinct, the Pale-headed Brush Finch was recently downlisted from Critically Endangered to Endangered after more than a decade of sustained conservation action Fundación Jocotoco, American Bird Conservancy and other partners. The bird now occupies almost all the available habitat at the 370-acre Yunguilla Reserve, its stronghold site. Finch Atlapet Pallidicep, Consid Extinct, Conservation Action, Pale Head Brushes, American Birds, Brushes Finch Atlapet, Birds Conservation, Beautiful Birds, Action Fundación
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The short-tailed chinchilla species is endangered due to habitat loss and hunting for its fine fur. Chinchilla fur has been used to make fur coats, and it takes up to 400 chinchilla hides to make a single fur coat. Also, their habitat is being destroyed due to mining and wood collecting, and they may also compete with other animals that graze in their habitat. Population estimates for the Bolivian subspecies are unavailable, and they are presumed rare and possibly extinct.