Tahiti Monarch Pomarea nigra

Family: Monarchidae (Monarch-flycatchers)

Authority: (Sparrman, 1786)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(iii); D

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Justification of Red List category
Although intensive conservation action has now reversed declines and has resulted in a  population increase, the population size remains very small, and only small numbers of adults breed. The species's range is extremely small, within which habitat quality is thought to be declining as a result of the invasive Little Fire Ant, and the species's entire range could quickly be affected by a threat such as predation by Black Rats, should rat control cease. For these reasons, the species is listed as Critically Endangered.

BirdLife Species Guardian: Société d'Ornithologie de Polynésie (MANU)

Population size: 25-100 mature individuals

Population trend: increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 4 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Pomarea nigra. Downloaded from on 06/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 06/12/2023.