Red List Category
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Justification of Red List category
This previously poorly known species has recently been found to be common and widespread across much of New Caledonia, where its favoured open grassy habitat is not immediately threatened, it remains numerous in close proximity to human habitation and does not appear to be declining owing to predation by invasive species. It has consequently been downlisted to Least Concern.
1500-7000 mature individuals
Distribution size (breeding/resident):
Realm - Oceanic - realm
Land-mass type - oceanic island - Oceanic islands are islands or island groups that are <200,000 sq km in size and separated from other land masses by >200 m sea depth. Generally Oceanic islands are islands or island groups that are <200,000 sq km in size and separated from other land masses by >200 m sea depth. Generally they have never been connected to a continental area by a land-ridge, and are volcanic in origin.
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome