Justification of Red List Category
Although this species may have a restricted range, it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
The global population has estimated as 180,000 individuals in 1983 and 'well over 100,000 pairs' in 1987 (del Hoyo et al. 2005) it has therefore been placed in the population band 100,000-499,999 individuals.
The population is suspected to be stable as it readily adapts to degraded and secondary growth habitats.
This species is confined to the small Indian Ocean island of Réunion.
This species readily adapts to degraded and secondary growth habitats.
Text account compilers
Bird, J., Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J.
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Saxicola tectes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/06/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/06/2019.