White-chested White-eye Zosterops albogularis

Family: Zosteropidae (White-eyes and Yuhinas)

Authority: Gould, 1837

Red List Category

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

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Justification of Red List category
This species appears to have declined as a result of predation by introduced rats, exacerbated by habitat destruction and degradation through invasion of exotic weeds. Formal surveys have failed to find any in the last two decades. There have been a number of other reports during 1978-2005, however a three-week survey in 2009 failed to find the species and estimated a 90% chance that the species is functionally extinct (Dutson 2013). A tiny population may however remain and therefore it is treated as Critically Endangered.

Population size: 1-49 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 5 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Zosterops albogularis. Downloaded from on 05/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 05/12/2023.