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Marianne White-eye Zosterops semiflavus



Justification

Justification of Red List Category
This newly-recognised species was known with certainty only from Marianne Island in the Seychelles, although it may also have occurred on Praslin, La Digue, Silhouette Island and Mahé. It became Extinct between 1870 and 1900.

Population justification
See Geographic Range text.

Distribution and population

This newly-recognised species was known with certainty only from Marianne Island in the Seychelles, although it may also have occurred on Praslin, La Digue, Silhouette Island and Mahé. It became Extinct between 1870 and 1900, probably around 1888, and an expedition in 1940 failed to find it.

Ecology

Little is known, but Marianne is a small, granitic island with a maximum altitude of 130 m.

Threats

The cause of extinction is unknown but may be related to invasive species.

Acknowledgements

Text account compilers
Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J., Khwaja, N. & Symes, A.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Zosterops semiflavus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/10/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/10/2017.