Yap Monarch Metabolus godeffroyi

Family: Monarchidae (Monarchs)

Authority: (Hartlaub, 1868)

Red List Category

Criteria: D2

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Near Threatened because it has a moderately small range, being restricted to four very small islands. The population is currently considered stable as it is tolerant of habitat degradation; however, the accidental introduction of predators such as black rat Rattus rattus or brown tree-snake Boiga irregularis would cause the species to be uplisted.

Population size: 27000

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 160 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Metabolus godeffroyi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/10/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/10/2017.