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Black-winged Lovebird Agapornis taranta

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 408,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Increasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.1 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be widespread and frequently seen (del Hoyo et al. 1997).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be increasing as ongoing habitat degradation is creating new areas of suitable habitat.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Eritrea Native Extant       Yes
Ethiopia Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Eritrea Asmara escarpment site factsheet
Eritrea Central Plateau (Keren) site factsheet
Eritrea Semenawi Bahri site factsheet
Ethiopia Ankober - Debre Sina escarpment site factsheet
Ethiopia Awi Zone site factsheet
Ethiopia Bahir Dar - Lake Tana site factsheet
Ethiopia Bale Mountains National Park site factsheet
Ethiopia Bonga forest site factsheet
Ethiopia Borana-Saynt (Denkoro Forest) site factsheet
Ethiopia Chilimo-Gaji forest site factsheet
Ethiopia Entoto Natural Park and escarpment site factsheet
Ethiopia Finchaa and Chomen swamps site factsheet
Ethiopia Guassa Plateau (Menz) site factsheet
Ethiopia Jibat forest site factsheet
Ethiopia Menagesha State Forest site factsheet
Ethiopia Metu - Gore - Tepi forests site factsheet
Ethiopia Mount Zuquala site factsheet
Ethiopia Mugo highlands site factsheet
Ethiopia Simien Mountains National Park site factsheet
Ethiopia Yegof forest site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Savanna Dry major resident
Altitude 1800 - 3400 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Agapornis taranta. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/10/2014.

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 (Stanley, 1814)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Increasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 408,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change