Red List Category
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Justification of Red List category
This recently-split species is estimated to have an extremely small population, occupying an extremely small range and restricted to a single island which is susceptible to the introduction of alien species. The extent and quality of habitat are in decline, which, together with a plausible threat from hunting, is suspected to be driving a continuing decline in the population. For these reasons the species qualifies as Critically Endangered.
50-249 mature individuals
Distribution size (breeding/resident):
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
Land-mass type - oceanic island - Oceanic islands are islands or island groups that are <200,000 sq km in size and separated from other land masses by >200 m sea depth. Generally Oceanic islands are islands or island groups that are <200,000 sq km in size and separated from other land masses by >200 m sea depth. Generally they have never been connected to a continental area by a land-ridge, and are volcanic in origin.
Realm - Afrotropical - realm