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This species qualifies as Critically Endangered because it appears to survive in tiny numbers at only one locality, where its habitat continues to be destroyed and degraded, such that its overall range and population are likely to be declining.
Zosterops atrifrons (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) has been split into Z. atrifrons, Z. nehrkorni and Z. stalkeri following Rasmussen et al. (2000b).
12 cm. Small, arboreal, warbler-like bird. Rich olive-green upperparts with striking yellow-green rump and darker green-black tail. Black forehead, broad white eye-rings. Bright yellow chin, throat and undertail-coverts, rest of underparts pearly-white with grey flanks. Pale orange bill and legs. Voice Contact call apparently thinner and higher-pitched than Z. atrifrons. Similar spp. The related Black-fronted White-eye Z. atrifrons is slightly smaller, duller and has darker bare parts.
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Text account compilers
Benstead, P., Bird, J., Calvert, R., Symes, A., Taylor, J. & Tobias, J.
Brickle, N. & Pangimangen, W.
IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Zosterops nehrkorni. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/04/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/04/2014.
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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|Current IUCN Red List category||Critically Endangered|
|Species name author||Blasius, 1888|
|Population size||1-49 mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||15 km2|
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