This species qualifies as Near Threatened because although it is currently considered common where it occurs, it has a moderately small range and as such is capable of becoming threatened in a very short time. It may be declining due to predation by introduced species.
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Text account compilers
Benstead, P., Derhé, M., O'Brien, A.
IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Acrocephalus kerearako. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/10/2014.
This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.
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Additional resources for this species
|Current IUCN Red List category||Near Threatened|
|Family||Sylviidae (Old World warblers)|
|Species name author||Holyoak, 1974|
|Population size||Unknown mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||70 km2|
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