Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)
Authority: Lister, 1889
Red List Category
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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Vulnerable because its range is restricted to one very small island, it is estimated to have a small population (ca. 1000 individuals) (Garnett et al.
(2011) and it may be susceptible to the effects of introduced taxa. It had previously been listed as Critically Endangered but was downlisted following episodic control of the yellow crazy ant Anoplolepis gracilipes
, a possible threat which may be ongoing.
Distribution size (breeding/resident):
Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome