Laysan Honeycreeper Himatione fraithii

Family: Fringillidae (Finches)

Authority: (Rothschild, 1892)

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
This Laysan endemic honeycreeper became Extinct in 1923 due to the almost complete destruction of vegetation cover on the island following the introduction of rabbits as a food supply for guano miners in the 1890s.The final act was a violent storm, in which what were considered the final three individuals were killed.

Population size: unknown

Population trend:

Country endemic: No

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Himatione fraithii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/05/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/05/2022.