Maui Parrotbill Pseudonestor xanthophrys

Family: Fringillidae (Finches and Hawaiian honeycreepers)

Authority: Rothschild, 1893

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(iii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Critically Endangered because of its extremely small range. All of its range is fenced to protect from past degradation by introduced feral pigs, although deer now pose a new habitat threat. The species remains at risk from chance environmental events, such as hurricanes, as well as habitat degradation and the effects of exotic taxa.

Population size: 250-540

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 49 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Pseudonestor xanthophrys. Downloaded from on 19/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 19/10/2021.