|Scientific Name:||Zosterops uropygialis|
|Species Authority:||Salvadori, 1874|
|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):||Benstead, P., Gilroy, J., Khwaja, N., Mahood, S. & Symes, A.|
This species has a tiny range, being restricted to just two islands. It remains fairly common, and persists in degraded habitats, suggesting that it is not at imminent threat. However, the situation should be carefully monitored for any increases in the rate of habitat loss. It is currently listed as Near Threatened.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||Zosterops uropygialis is restricted to the Banda Sea Islands Endemic Bird Area, Indonesia, where it occurs on the islands of Kai Cecil and Tual only. It is moderately common within this range.|
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|Population:||The population size of this species has not been quantified, but it is described as scarce to rare.|
Trend Justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction and fragmentation.
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species inhabits forests, scrub and cleared land with scattered trees.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Generation Length (years):||3.5|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Major Threat(s):||This species may be vulnerable to forest loss within its small range, although recent habitat trends are poorly known.|
Conservation Actions Underway
Conservation Actions Proposed
Monitor populations on Kai Cecil and Tual, as well as rates of habitat loss or degradation. Conduct ecological studies to identify habitat requirements. Protect significant areas of forest and scrub habitat on both islands in community-led multiple use areas.
|Citation:||BirdLife International. 2016. Zosterops uropygialis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22714103A94401788.Downloaded on 21 February 2017.|
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