Zosterops uropygialis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Zosterops uropygialis
Species Authority: Salvadori, 1874
Common Name(s):
English Golden-bellied White-eye, Little Kai White-eye

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-11-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S.
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.

2012 Near Threatened

Geographic Range [top]

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 [top]

Population: The population size of this species has not been quantified, but it is described as scarce to rare.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits forests, scrub and cleared land with scattered trees.

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species may be vulnerable to forest loss within its small range, although recent habitat trends are poorly known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: 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 2013. Zosterops uropygialis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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