Poo-uli Melamprosops phaeosoma

Family: Fringillidae (Finches and Hawaiian honeycreepers)

Authority: Casey & Jacobi, 1974

Red List Category

Criteria: A2ace; C2a(i,ii); D

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been listed as Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct) because, of three known individuals in 1998, one died in captivity in 2004 and the remaining two individuals have not been seen since 2003 and 2004. Continued surveys in areas of potential habitat have not detected any other individuals. If any do still survive, the total population must be tiny.

Population size: 1-49

Population trend: Unknown

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 3 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Melamprosops phaeosoma. Downloaded from on 06/12/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 06/12/2019.