IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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Range Description

Erythrura regia is endemic to Vanuatu. It has been recorded from most islands in the archipelago but has not been observed for many years on several islands, such as Aneityum, and may be locally extinct on these (Medway and Marshall 1975, Bregulla 1992, Birchenough et al. 2003). There are recent records, often of single birds, on Gaua, Espiritu Santo, Efate and Epi, but involving larger numbers on the small islands of Tongoa and Emae where it is still common (Bregulla 1992, G. Dutson pers. obs. 1998, A. Birchenough and S. M. Evans in litt. 1999, SPREP 2000, Birchenough et al. 2003, Totterman in litt. 2007). However it is difficult to detect and may be often overlooked (Totterman in litt. 2007). The only population estimate is of 200-300 birds in upland Tongoa (Bregulla 1998).


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