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Gough Finch Rowettia goughensis



Family: Thraupidae (Tanagers)

Authority: (Clarke, 1904)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(ii,iii,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Critically Endangered owing to an ongoing range contraction caused by excessive predation by introduced mice. Mouse predation has forced this species out of coastal areas into sub-optimal upland habitat and is causing the population to decline. Urgent conservation intervention, which would also benefit the island's breeding seabirds, is needed to reverse this decline.



Population size: 1000

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 70 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Rowettia goughensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016.