Taita White-eye Zosterops silvanus

Family: Zosteropidae (White-eyes and Yuhinas)

Authority: Peters & Loveridge, 1935

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a small population which is restricted to three isolated subpopulation, none of which hold more than 1,000 mature individuals. The preferred montane forest habitat is suffering ongoing degradation and there is evidence that a rapid reduction in abundance has taken place in the largest subpopulation over the past 25 years. It is therefore classified as Vulnerable.

Population size: 1200-9000,1830-4700

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 870 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Zosterops silvanus. Downloaded from on 03/10/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 03/10/2023.