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Fatuhiva Monarch Pomarea whitneyi



Family: Monarchidae (Monarchs)

Authority: Murphy & Mathews, 1928

Red List Category

Criteria: A2be+4be;B1ab(ii,v);C2a(i,ii);D

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Justification of Red List category
This species is endemic to one tiny island where, despite its very small population, it was considered secure. However, since the first observation of black rats in 2000 it has declined extremely rapidly and the current population is now estimated to be extremely low. It hence qualifies as Critically Endangered.



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

Population size: 33

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 100 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Pomarea whitneyi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2016.