Oahu Alauahio Paroreomyza maculata

Family: Fringillidae (Finches and Hawaiian honeycreepers)

Authority: (Cabanis, 1850)

Red List Category

Criteria: D

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Justification of Red List category
The last well-documented observation of this species was in 1985, and recent searches specifically for the species have failed. It may have been driven extinct by disease spread by introduced mosquitoes. However, it cannot yet be presumed to be Extinct until all areas of remaining habitat have been thoroughly searched. Any remaining population is likely to be tiny, and for these reasons it is treated as Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct).

Population size: 1-7

Population trend: Unknown

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 80 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Paroreomyza maculata. Downloaded from on 20/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 20/10/2021.