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This species is estimated to have a very small population which is likely to be declining through habitat loss, leading to its categorisation as Endangered. If its range were judged to be severely fragmented, it may be classified as Critically Endangered; conversely if it were found to be highly tolerant of habitat perturbation it may be downlisted to Vulnerable.
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.
12 cm. Bright, warbler-like bird with orange-yellow bill and legs. White eye-ring contrasts with black lores and dark olive upperparts whilst underparts are bright yellow. Similar spp. Female Olive-backed Sunbird Nectarinia jugularis has long, dark bill and no eye-ring. Voice Strong, short melodic song and loud tcheup contact calls. Hints Easily seen where the cross-Ghizo roads pass tall native trees and scrub.
Buckingham, D. L.; Dutson, G. C. L.; Newman, J. L. 1995. Birds of Manus, Kolombangara and Makira (San Cristobal) with notes on mammals and records from other Solomon Islands.
Dutson, G. 2011. Birds of Melanesia: Bismarcks, Solomons, Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Christopher Helm, London.
Gibbs, D. 1996. Notes on Solomon Island birds. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 116: 18-25.
Text account compilers
Derhé, M., Dutson, G., Ekstrom, J., Mahood, S., Stattersfield, A.
Dutson, G., Iles, M., Filardi, C.
IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Zosterops luteirostris. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/03/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/03/2014.
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||Endangered|
|Species name author||Hartert, 1904|
|Population size||250-999 mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||35 km2|
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