Norfolk Island Gerygone Gerygone modesta


Bird, J.P., Martin, R., Akçakaya, H.R., Gilroy, J., Burfield, I.J., Garnett, S.G., Symes, A., Taylor, J., ?ekercio?lu, Ç.H. and Butchart, S.H.M. 2020. Generation lengths of the world’s birds and their implications for extinction risk. Conservation Biology 34(5): 1252-1261. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13486.

Birdlife Australia. 2020. Birdata Platform Extract. Melbourne. Birdlife Australia. Available at:

Dutson, G. 2013. Population densities and conservation status of Norfolk Island forest birds. Bird Conservation International 23(3): 271-282.

eBird. 2021. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and abundance [web application]. Ithaca, New York Available at:

IUCN. 2022. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2022-1. Available at: (Accessed: 21 July 2022).

Nance, A.H., Mitchell, W., Brown, S.M., Clarke, R.H., Macgregor, N.A., Ward, R., Garnett, S.T. 2021. Norfolk Island Gerygone Gerygone modesta. In: Garnett, S.T., Baker, G.B. (ed.), The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2020, pp. 651-653. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Robinson, D. 1988. Ecology and management of the Scarlet Robin, White-breasted White-eye and Long-billed White-eye on Norfolk Island. Report to the Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service, Canberra.

Robinson, D. 1997. An evaluation of the status of the Norfolk Island Robin following rat-control and weed-control works in the Norfolk Island National Park. Report to Environment Australia, Canberra.

Schodde, R.; Fullagar, P.; Hermes, N. 1983. A review of Norfolk Island birds: past and present. Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service, Canberra.

Further resources

Australian Govt - Action Plan for Australian Birds 2000 - Recovery Outline

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Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Gerygone modesta. Downloaded from on 24/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 24/03/2023.