Inaccessible Island Finch Nesospiza acunhae

Family: Thraupidae (Tanagers)

Authority: Cabanis, 1873

Red List Category

Criteria: D2

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Justification of Red List category
Although this species is abundant within its extremely small range and is not currently thought to be declining, the potential arrival of invasive species on Inaccessible Island could lead to extremely rapid declines such that the species could become Critically Endangered or Extinct within a short time period (as has happened on Tristan da Cunha). It is consequently classified as Vulnerable.

Population size: 23400 mature individuals

Population trend: stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 19 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Nesospiza acunhae. Downloaded from on 07/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 07/12/2023.