Samoan White-eye Zosterops samoensis

Family: Zosteropidae (White-eyes)

Authority: Murphy & Mathews, 1929

Red List Category

Criteria: D2

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Justification of Red List category
This species is poorly known and its status is difficult to assess, not least owing to the paucity of information. However, it is restricted to only one island where it occupies a very small area of forest and consequently it qualifies as Vulnerable. If further research shows that its population is declining or fluctuates with natural events, it may be uplisted to a higher category of threat.

Population size: 1000-2499

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 570 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Zosterops samoensis. Downloaded from on 20/10/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 20/10/2019.