Chuuk Monarch Metabolus rugensis

Family: Monarchidae (Monarch-flycatchers)

Authority: (Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Endangered because it has a very small population, which appears to be in rapid decline owing to the loss of habitat within its small range. If this loss of habitat becomes chronic and causes the population to become severely fragmented then it may be uplisted to Critically Endangered.

Population size: 1000-2499

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 500 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Metabolus rugensis. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/chuuk-monarch-metabolus-rugensis on 01/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 01/06/2023.