Reunion Bulbul Hypsipetes borbonicus

Family: Pycnonotidae (Bulbuls)

Authority: (J.R. Forster, 1781)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(iii,v)+2b(iii,v)

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Justification of Red List category
The species has a small range within which habitat loss is occurring. However this is relatively slow and the population is currently considered to be increasing. This is due to conservation actions (a ban of hunting of this species; though some illegal hunting continues), and a lifting of the ban could quickly mean the species qualifies for a threatened category. Therefore, the species is listed as Near Threatened.

Population size: 13700-50000

Population trend: Increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 2,700 km2

Country endemic: Yes

IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Hypsipetes borbonicus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/08/2022.