IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

Distribution

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Range Description

Zosterops splendidus is endemic to Ranongga (= Ganongga) in the Solomon Islands. It appeared to be fairly common in most suitable habitat on three day-trips to this island in the 1990s (Gibbs 1996, G.Dutson pers. obs. 1998, Hornbuckle 1999). In 1998, 17 birds were recorded in six hours (G.Dutson pers. obs. 1998). During a two-day netting session (targeting white-eyes) in forest edge in 2004, three birds were captured across eight mist-nets; and during a two-day netting session in secondary growth adjacent to gardens in 2005, six birds were captured across six mist-nets (C. Filardi in litt. 2012). This approximates to a total population of a few thousand birds if the habitat visited was representative of the overall island.

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