Giant White-eye Megazosterops palauensis

Family: Zosteropidae (White-eyes)

Authority: (Reichenow, 1915)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(iii,v);D2

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Near Threatened because it is restricted to two small islands where the population is thought to be declining. It would warrant uplisting to a higher threat category should introduced predators such as brown tree-snake Boiga irregularis were to become established on either of the two islands where it occurs.

Population size: 9200-9300

Population trend: Decreasing

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

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Megazosterops palauensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/05/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/05/2019.