Giant White-eye Megazosterops palauensis

Family: Zosteropidae (White-eyes and Yuhinas)

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 mature individuals

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 (2024) Species factsheet: Megazosterops palauensis. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/giant-white-eye-megazosterops-palauensis on 24/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 24/02/2024.