Pitcairn Reed-warbler Acrocephalus vaughani

Family: Acrocephalidae (Reed-warblers)

Authority: (Sharpe, 1900)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Endangered because it has a very small population which may be continuing to decline on the one tiny island where it occurs, as a result of habitat degradation and predation by introduced mammals. In the absence of robust evidence on population trend or size, it is suggested that a precautionary approach should be taken and it should be assumed that this species is at risk due to the tiny area it occupies, and the likely impact of introduced and invasive species.

Population size: 250-999

Population trend: Unknown

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 (2020) Species factsheet: Acrocephalus vaughani. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2020.