Olomao Myadestes lanaiensis

Family: Turdidae (Thrushes)

Authority: (Wilson, 1891)

Red List Category

Criteria: D

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Justification of Red List category
The last confirmed sighting of this species was in 1980 (Pyle and Pyle 2017), with an unconfirmed reports in 1988, 1994 and 2005, and no subsequent records despite further surveys in most of the historical range in Kamako'u-Pelekunu. It may have been driven extinct by diseases spread by introduced mosquitoes and habitat destruction. However, it cannot yet be presumed to be Extinct because the remote Oloku'i Plateau has not been resurveyed recently and could conceivably still harbour some birds. Any remaining population is likely to be tiny, and for these reasons it is treated as Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct).

Population size: 1-49

Population trend: Unknown

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Myadestes lanaiensis. Downloaded from on 18/06/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 18/06/2019.