Grey-banded Mannikin Lonchura vana

Family: Estrildidae (Waxbills, grass finches, munias and allies)

Authority: (Hartert, 1930)

Red List Category

Criteria: D2

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Justification of Red List category
This little-known species is only known from one location, qualifying it as Vulnerable. If it proves to be declining, for instance through agricultural conversion of its naturally scarce and fragmented habitat, then it would be reclassified as Critically Endangered, but further research may show it to occur at other sites in this very poorly known area.

Population size: 1500-7000

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 550 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Lonchura vana. Downloaded from on 13/08/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 13/08/2020.