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Brown Lory Chalcopsitta duivenbodei

Justification
Although this species may have a restricted range, it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.

Distribution and population
This species has a patchy distribution along the northern coastal lowlands of New Guinea, from the Geelvink Bay in Irian Jaya (Indonesia) to the Astrolobe Bay in Papua New Guinea. It is generally reported to be uncommon (Coates 1985, Beehler et al. 1986), but is locally fairly common in localities such as the Puwani River area south of Vanimo and in incompletely logged forest in the Wapoga River area (A. Mack in litt. 1999, K.D. Bishop in litt. 1999, B. Beehler in litt. 2000).

Population justification
The species has a large global population estimated to be greater than 50,000 individuals (Seal et al. 1992). It is generally reported to be uncommon (Coates 1985, Beehler et al. 1986), but is locally fairly common in localities such as the Puwani River area south of Vanimo and in incompletely logged forest in the Wapoga River area (A. Mack in litt. 1999, K. D. Bishop in litt. 1999, B. Beehler in litt. 2000).

Trend justification
The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Ecology
It favours a type of primary and tall secondary forest which has only been recorded below 150 m.

Threats
Forests throughout its range are threatened by commercial logging but the species's abundance in secondary forest suggests that it is not threatened (B. Whitney in litt. 2000).

References
Beehler, B. M.; Pratt, T. K.; Zimmerman, D. A. 1986. Birds of New Guinea. Princeton University Press, Princeton.

Coates, B. J. 1985. The birds of Papua New Guinea, 1: non-passerines. Dove, Alderley, Australia.

Seal, U. S. 1992. Parrots: conservation assessment and action plan workshop report. Cambridge, U.K.

Further web sources of information
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Text account compilers
Ekstrom, J., Butchart, S., Harding, M.

IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Chalcopsitta duivenbodei. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/07/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Psittacidae (Parrots)
Species name author (Dubois, 1884)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 63,500 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
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