Rota White-eye Zosterops rotensis

Family: Zosteropidae (White-eyes)

Authority: Takatsukasa & Yamashina, 1931

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(i,ii,iii,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Critically Endangered because it is present on only one island and has an extremely small range which is declining owing to habitat loss and degradation. Its small population has declined very rapidly as a result of this habitat loss in combination with other factors. It may decline even more rapidly in the near future if brown tree snake Boiga irregularis becomes established on the island.

Population size: 730

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 8 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Zosterops rotensis. Downloaded from on 19/10/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 19/10/2017.