Vella Lavella White-eye Zosterops vellalavella

Family: Zosteropidae (White-eyes and Yuhinas)

Authority: Hartert, 1908

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a very small range on just one small island where it is likely to have a moderately small population. Although most of the forest on the island is either being logged or is scheduled to be logged, the species can apparently persist in degraded and logged forest, and may therefore not be declining. It is therefore currently classified as Near Threatened, but any evidence of a decline may warrant its uplisting to a higher threat category.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Unknown

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 930 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Zosterops vellalavella. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/08/2022.