Red List Category
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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Critically Endangered because it is believed to have an extremely small population mainly confined to the south of New Caledonia, and is probably undergoing a very rapid population reduction owing to predation by introduced mammals. It is undoubtedly highly threatened and in need of urgent conservation action to investigate and halt this decline.
BirdLife Species Guardian:
Société Calédonienne d’Ornithologie (SCO)
50-249 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