|Scientific Name:||Myzomela malaitae|
|Species Authority:||Mayr, 1931|
|Taxonomic Source(s):||del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Butchart, S. & Symes, A.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Dutson, G., Khwaja, N., Mahood, S., O'Brien, A., North, A.|
This species is confined to a single small island where it is uncommon, it is therefore thought to have a moderately small population which is likely to be declining as a result of habitat degradation. It is therefore classified as Near Threatened.
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|Range Description:||Myzomela malaitae is endemic to Malaita in the Solomon Islands. It is a scarce inhabitant of forest, although it is more common in hills and mountains (P. Schofield in litt. 1994, G. Dutson pers. obs. 1997, Hornbuckle 1999a) . It is absent from secondary forest habitats in many areas (G. Dutson pers. obs. 1997) but may be more tolerant in other areas (P. Schofield in litt. 1994).|
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|Population:||The population size of this species has not been quantified, but it is described as scarce or uncommon.|
Trend Justification: There are no data on population trends; however the species is suspected to be in slow decline owing to habitat degradation.
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is found in forest and forest edge throughout Malaita, being more common in primary forest above 1,000 m (Dutson 2011).|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Unknown|
|Generation Length (years):||6|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Major Threat(s):||Lowland and hill forest throughout Malaita is extensively being degraded through logging and clearance for gardens for a burgeoning human population. However, much of this species's population is above the altitudes threatened by logging or clearance.|
Conservation Actions Underway
None is known. Conservation Actions Proposed
Monitor populations at a network of sites. Study its tolerance of degraded habitats. Ensure protection of primary forest at sites where it occurs.
|Citation:||BirdLife International. 2016. Myzomela malaitae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22703891A93942130.Downloaded on 16 January 2017.|
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