Mauritius Olive White-eye Zosterops chloronothos

Family: Zosteropidae (White-eyes and Yuhinas)

Authority: (Vieillot, 1817)

Red List Category

Criteria: A3bce+4abce; C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Critically Endangered because it is estimated to have an extremely small population which is declining rapidly owing to predation by introduced mammals. In addition, it has a very small range, and its habitat is declining in quality and extent.

BirdLife Species Guardian: Mauritian Wildlife Foundation

Population size: 191-327 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 100 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Zosterops chloronothos. Downloaded from on 01/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 01/03/2024.