IUCN threat status:

Data Deficient (DD)


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Range Description

Zosterops meeki is confined to Tagula (= Sudest) Island (c.700 km2) in the Louisiade Archipelago of Papua New Guinea. None was seen on the only recent visit to the island, during a 10-day trek from the north coast up to Mt Riu in 1992 (I. Burrows in litt. 1994). Over half of the forest on Tagula is already degraded and logging must remain a threat to all the lowland forest (Beehler 1993). However, most white-eye Zosterops species are tolerant of degraded and secondary habitats and this species may prove to be relatively common and secure.


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