Red List Category
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Justification of Red List category
Although still reasonably abundant on some islands in its range, this species is much prized for food and is consequently becoming increasingly scarce, it is also declining owing to habitat loss; it is therefore classified as Near Threatened; it almost meets the requirements for listing as threatened under criterion A2bcd+3bcd+4bcd.
U mature individuals
Distribution size (breeding/resident):
Land-mass type - oceanic island - Oceanic islands are islands or island groups that are <200,000 sq km in size and separated from other land masses by >200 m sea depth. Generally Oceanic islands are islands or island groups that are <200,000 sq km in size and separated from other land masses by >200 m sea depth. Generally they have never been connected to a continental area by a land-ridge, and are volcanic in origin.
Realm - Oceanic - realm
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome