This species was endemic to Lord Howe Island, Australia, but was driven Extinct by the depredations of introduced rats. It was last recorded in 1928, with none found on a survey in 1936.
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McAllan, I. A.W.; Curtis, B. R.; Hutton, I.; Cooper, R.M. 2004. The birds of Lord Howe Island Group: a review of records. Australian Field Ornithology 21(Supplement): 1-82.
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Text account compilers
Brooks, T., Khwaja, N., Mahood, S.
IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Gerygone insularis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/03/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/03/2014.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Extinct|
|Family||Acanthizidae (Thornbills and gerygones)|
|Species name author||Ramsay, 1879|
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