Long-bearded Honeyeater Melionyx princeps

Family: Meliphagidae (Honeyeaters)

Authority: (Mayr & Gilliard, 1951)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Vulnerable owing to an inferred continuing decline in its small, fragmented range and population size. It is restricted to high altitudes and is at risk from the effects of climate change. Should the population be found to be stable, or larger than currently thought, it would warrant downlisting to a lower threat category.

Population size: 2500-9999 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 29,100 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Melionyx princeps. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.