Woodfordia lacertosa


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Woodfordia lacertosa
Species Authority: (Murphy & Mathews, 1929)
Common Name(s):
English Sanford's White-eye

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Contributor(s): Dutson, G. & Leary, T.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Derhé, M., Dutson, G., Mahood, S., O'Brien, A.
Endemic to one small island, this species is likely to have a moderately small population. At present it is likely to be declining only slowly owing to the forest practices of the islanders, however its decline would accelerate were commercial logging to be initiated.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Woodfordia lacertosa is endemic to Nendo (505 km2) in the Santa Cruz islands of the Solomon Islands. The population size is not known, but the very few observations on this island suggest that it is uncommon in degraded forest (Gibbs 1996, G. Dutson pers. obs 1997, T. Leary in litt. 2000).

Solomon Islands
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a forest species, favouring primary forest but also occurring in degraded and secondary forests with some remaining large trees (Dutson 2011).

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Whilst there still appears to be large areas of closed-canopy forest on Nendo, this species would be threatened by any large-scale logging. There are no current plans for commercial logging on Nendo where the inhabitants presently favour small-scale "ecoforestry" schemes (G. Dutson pers. obs 1997).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions Underway
None is known.

Conservation Actions Proposed
Regularly monitor the population at selected sites. Protect significant areas of primary forest on Nendo. Research its tolerance of logged and degraded forest. Support the islanders in their "ecoforestry" schemes.

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Woodfordia lacertosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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