Yellowhead Mohoua ochrocephala

Family: Mohouidae (Mohouas)

Authority: (Gmelin, 1789)

Red List Category

Criteria: A1be

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Endangered because its very small population has recently undergone very rapid population declines following stoat and rat irruptions, and some subpopulations have been extirpated. Within its very small and declining range, remaining unmanaged populations are becoming increasingly fragmented. However, successful translocations to safe offshore islands have occurred, and the majority of the mainland range is now subject to predator control measures. Conservation management has now led to the population being stable and predicted to increase by 10% in future.  If the population remains stable or increasing, the species will qualify for downlisting in future.

Population size: 1000-3333

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 115,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Mohoua ochrocephala. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/10/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/10/2022.