is found on the granitic islands of the Seychelles
, with a stable population of 370 pairs on Mahé11
and a further 10-15 pairs on its satellite islands. Praslin, Silhouette and Ile du Nord were believed to hold at least another 20 pairs between them3,9
, but a recent survey found just four pairs on Praslin4,12
. There are frequent records from La Digue but no recent evidence of breeding6,8
. At least one pair has also been heard on Félicité7
. Considerable development and habitat alteration have taken place on Mahé since 2002, suggesting that a population increase since then is unlikely, and that a decline could have occurred14
No one has provided updates yet.