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Giant White-eye Megazosterops palauensis



Family: Zosteropidae (White-eyes)

Authority: (Reichenow, 1915)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(ii,iii,v)+2ab(ii,iii,v); D2

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Justification of Red List category
The species is known from only two small islands, where the availability of suitable habitat is declining due to forest loss and degradation. Nevertheless, the species remains common at many localities. Apart from habitat loss, the species is also threatened by a possible introduction of the Brown Tree Snake in the future, which could potentially wipe out large parts of the population within a short time. Therefore, the species is listed as Near Threatened.



Population size: 9200-9300

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,100 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Megazosterops palauensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/02/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/02/2020.