IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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Range Description

Nesospiza acunhae occurs on Inaccessible Island, Tristan da Cunha (St Helena to UK) in the South Atlantic Ocean (Ryan 2008). It became extinct on the main island of Tristan da Cunha before the end of the 19th century (Fraser and Briggs 1992). It is abundant, especially on coastal tussock, with an estimated total population of 23,400 mature individuals comprising three distinctive colour morphs and a large number of 'hybrids' between these morphs (Ryan 2008).


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