This species has a highly restricted and fragmented range, and is apparently now scarce and local, suggesting that it has declined. Although it is apparently tolerant of secondary habitats, it may have been affected negatively by logging and forest clearance. It is considered Near Threatened, and further studies are urgently needed in order to clarify the current magnitude of threats facing it.
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Gibbs, D. 1993. Irian Jaya, Indonesia, 21 January--12 March 1991: a site guide for birdwatchers, with brief notes from 1992.
Further web sources of information
Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).
Text account compilers
Benstead, P., Gilroy, J., Khwaja, N. & Mahood, S.
Beehler, B., Bishop, K., Bostock, N., Holmes, D., van Balen, B. & van Beirs, M.
IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Zosterops mysorensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2016.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Near Threatened|
|Species name author||Meyer, 1874|
|Population size||Unknown mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||2,300 km2|
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