Tagula White-eye Zosterops meeki

Family: Zosteropidae (White-eyes and Yuhinas)

Authority: Hartert, 1898

Red List Category

Criteria: A3c+4c; B1b(iii)+2b(iii); C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a very small range, in which there is a slow continuing decline in habitat quality due to logging and forest clearance. Its population size is thought to be small and there is only one subpopulation, but the current population trend is uncertain, as forest loss has been very slow within its range over the past decade. There is a plan for a major logging operation across a large part of the species's range, but the likely impact on the species's population size is uncertain. For these reasons, the species is listed as Near Threatened.

Population size: 3700 - 25000, 5000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,100 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Zosterops meeki. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/08/2022.