Golden White-eye Cleptornis marchei

Family: Zosteropidae (White-eyes and Yuhinas)

Authority: (Oustalet, 1889)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a very small range, occurring on three very small islands. The largest population on Saipan is inferred to be declining as a result of habitat loss caused by commercial and residential development. The introduction of Brown Tree Snake (Boiga irregularis) to the species's range islands could result in very rapid elimination of the subpopulations on the islands and therefore, the species has very few locations. For these reasons, the species is listed as Endangered.

Population size: 29000-70000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 3,100 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Cleptornis marchei. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/golden-white-eye-cleptornis-marchei on 28/11/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 28/11/2023.