Marquesas Monarch Pomarea mendozae

Family: Monarchidae (Monarch-flycatchers)

Authority: (Hartlaub, 1854)

Red List Category

Criteria: D

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Justification of Red List category
This species formerly occurred on three islands, but survives on only one where its very small population is apparently stable, but at risk from habitat degradation by sheep and predation by cats. The accidental introduction of Black Rats (Rattus rattus) is also a critical concern, as this contributed to the extinction of the species on other islands. It therefore qualifies as Endangered.

Population size: 220-330

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 24 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Pomarea mendozae. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2022.