Laysan Finch Telespiza cantans

Family: Fringillidae (Finches)

Authority: Wilson, 1890

Red List Category

Criteria: D2

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Vulnerable owing to its very small range on a few tiny islands, where it is especially at risk from unpredictable climatic events.

Population size: 1500-7000 mature individuals

Population trend: stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 4 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Telespiza cantans. Downloaded from on 01/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 01/03/2024.