Seychelles White-eye Zosterops modestus

Family: Zosteropidae (White-eyes and Yuhinas)

Authority: Newton, 1867

Red List Category

Criteria: A2ace+4ace; D1+2

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Justification of Red List category
Although the subpopulation on the island of Conception has recently undergone a severe decline, other subpopulations on Frégate Island and Ile du Nord have grown recently, and overall the population is not currently considered to be declining. Nevertheless, the species's population has undergone a moderately severe reduction over the past three generations and its population remains small and limited to a handful of locations, where it is threatened by further rat introductions. Therefore, the species is listed as Vulnerable.

Population size: 220-270, 250

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,500 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Zosterops modestus. Downloaded from on 05/12/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 05/12/2022.