Akohekohe Palmeria dolei

Family: Fringillidae (Finches and Hawaiian honeycreepers)

Authority: (Wilson, 1891)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(iii,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Critically Endangered because of its extremely small range and the imminent threat of feral deer impacting habitat. It remains at risk from the effects of exotic taxa. A particular concern is the possible introduction of a disease-carrying mosquito species tolerant of the cooler climate at higher altitudes, thereby bringing currently safe populations of birds into contact with lethal diseases.

Population size: 3800

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 60 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Palmeria dolei. Downloaded from on 20/01/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 20/01/2021.