Amaui Myadestes woahensis


Justification of Red List Category
This species is known from the Hawaiian island of O'ahu, USA, but it was driven Extinct by the logging of its forest habitat. The only record is that of the type specimen, collected in 1825.

Population justification
None remain.

Distribution and population

Myadestes woahensis is an Extinct taxon known only from the type, collected on O'ahu, in Hawai'i, USA, by Bloxam in 1825, at which time he reported that the form was common (Greenway 1967). The specimen was lost, and subsequently relocated in Tring (Knox and Walters 1994). Fossil remains have also been collected on the island (James and Olson 1991).


According to Bloxam, it occured in forest.


The cause of the species's extinction is unknown (Greenway 1967), but habitat destruction and avian malaria are likely causal factors.


Text account compilers
Mahood, S., Brooks, T., Martin, R, Westrip, J., Khwaja, N.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Myadestes woahensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/07/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/07/2020.