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Pohnpei Starling Aplonis pelzelni



Family: Sturnidae (Starlings)

Authority: Finsch, 1876

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(v);C2a(i,ii);D

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Justification of Red List category
This species has only been recorded with certainty once in the last 50 years (in 1995), and it has declined drastically since 1930, possibly through habitat loss, hunting and predation by introduced rats. However, it may remain extant since there have also been a number of unconfirmed reports, and further intensive surveys are required. Any remaining population is likely to be tiny and continuing to decline, and for these reasons it is treated as Critically Endangered.



Population size: 1-49

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 110 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Aplonis pelzelni. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/04/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/04/2017.