Fatu Hiva Monarch Pomarea whitneyi

Family: Monarchidae (Monarch-flycatchers)

Authority: Murphy & Mathews, 1928

Red List Category

Criteria: A2be+4be; B1ab(ii,v); C2a(i,ii); D

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Justification of Red List category
This species is endemic to one tiny island where, despite its very small population, it was previously considered secure. However, since the first observation of black rats on the island in 2000, it has declined extremely rapidly and the current population is now estimated to be extremely low. It hence qualifies as Critically Endangered.

BirdLife Species Guardian: Société d'Ornithologie de Polynésie (MANU)

Population size: 33

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 97 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Pomarea whitneyi. Downloaded from on 07/12/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 07/12/2022.