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Blue-streaked Lory Eos reticulata
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This species has a very small and declining range, but its population is not severely fragmented or restricted to a few locations. Its population trends are poorly known; however, it may undergo a moderately rapid population decline in the near future owing to the twin ravages of trapping and deforestation. For these reasons it is classified as Near Threatened.

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
Eos reticulata is restricted to the Banda Sea Islands Endemic Bird Area, Indonesia, where it is found on Tanimbar (Yamdena and Larat), with populations reported on Babar, Damar and Kai in the late nineteenth century but not since (BirdLife International 2001). An average 3,198 birds were traded annually in the period 1983-1989, but fieldwork in 1993 on Yamdena, which represents c.55% of the species's range, revealed an estimated 220,000 ± 52,000 birds, and past catch rates were judged unlikely to have caused any decline.

Population justification
Fieldwork in 1993 on Yamdena, which represents c.55% of the species's range, revealed an estimated 220,000 birds. It is probably best placed within the band 100,000-499,999 individuals.

Trend justification
The species is suspected to be declining at a slow to moderate rate, owing to the combined forces of habitat loss and trapping.

It inhabits primary and secondary forest, coconut plantations and mangroves, but little else is known about the species's ecology (Juniper and Parr 1998).

Habitat loss continues apace in the south of Yamdena and this, combined with continued trapping, may be causing it to decline.

Conservation Actions Underway
CITES Appendix II. Conservation Actions Proposed
Regularly monitor at certain sites throughout its range to determine population trends. Investigate the extent of trapping and take appropriate measures, including the use of awareness campaigns, to address these issues. Protect significant areas of suitable forest on all islands where it occurs.

BirdLife International. 2001. Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J. 1997. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 4: Sandgrouse to Cuckoos. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Juniper, T.; Parr, M. 1998. Parrots: a guide to the parrots of the world. Pica Press, Robertsbridge, UK.

Further web sources of information
Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).

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Text account compilers
Benstead, P., Mahood, S., Taylor, J.

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Eos reticulata. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016.

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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Additional resources for this species

ARKive species - Blue-streaked lory (Eos reticulata) 0

Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Near Threatened
Family Psittacidae (Parrots)
Species name author (Müller, 1841)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 4,400 km2
Country endemic? Yes
Links to further information
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