- Oct 11, 2020 12:06 pm     Hits:56 0
Wangi-wangi White-eye was first discovered in 2003 and has not been scientifically described until today. Limited range of distribution, rampant poaching for cage-bird trade, and habitat loss to tourism development have been the major threats of this taxon.
- Oct 11, 2020 11:48 am     Hits:55 0
This species is no longer common at the sites where it was previously common. Due to trapping for the cage-bird trade and habitat loss in the coastal forest area, this species has been declining in number for the past 15 years.
- Oct 11, 2020 11:34 am     Hits:40 0
The quality of its songs is considered highly desirable which makes this species prone to trapping for the cage-bird trade. High prices are observed in the market for it too, even higher for the contest winner. Even though there many bred in captivity, wild-caught birds are still considered superior. Hence, the risk of trapping for it remains high. Land clearing is believed to also contribute to its decline as it has a high tolerance to urban areas.
- Oct 11, 2020 11:33 am     Hits:46 0
This species experiences high pressure in trapping for cage-bird trade. Its number in the wild has been declining.