Although this species may have a restricted range, it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
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Viridonia virens Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993), Viridonia virens virens Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993)
Lindsey, G. D.; Pratt, T. K.; Reynolds, M. H.; Jacobi, J. D. 1997. Response of six species of Hawaiian forest birds to a 1991-1992 El Nino drought. Wilson Bulletin 109: 339-343.
Pratt, H.D. 2005. The Hawaiian honeycreepers. Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K.
Text account compilers
Ekstrom, J., Butchart, S.
IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Hemignathus virens. 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||Least Concern|
|Family||Fringillidae (Finches and Hawaiian honeycreepers)|
|Species name author||(Cabanis, 1851)|
|Population size||Unknown mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||6,200 km2|
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