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Rosy-faced Lovebird Agapornis roseicollis

Justification
This species has a very large range, and hence does not 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). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to 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 occurs in Angola, Namibia and South Africa. There are records from other African countries but the chances of these birds being escapees are high.

Population justification
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally common or even abundant near water (Fry et al. 1993).

Trend justification
The population is suspected to be in decline owing to unsustainable levels of exploitation.

Threats
There has been a historic decline due to trapping and the export of thousands of birds from Angola is believed to have greatly contributed to past reductions in its populations in the southern part of that country (Collar 1997, Juniper and Parr 1998).

References
Collar, N. J. 1997. Rosy-faced lovebird. In: del Hoyo, J.; Elliot, A.; Sargatal, J. (ed.), Handbook of the birds of the world, 4. Sandgrouse to Cuckoos, pp. 410. Lynx Ediciones, Barcelona, Spain.

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

Simmons, R. E. 1997. Psittacidae: parrots, parakeet and lovebirds. In: Harrison, J.A.; Allan, D.G.; Underhill, L.G.; Herremans, M.; Tree, A.J.; Parker, V.; Brown, C.J. (ed.), The atlas of southern African birds, pp. 534-535. BirdLife South Africa, Johannesburg.

Further web sources of information
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Text account compilers
Stattersfield, A.

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Agapornis roseicollis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/12/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/12/2014.

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 (Vieillot, 1818)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 469,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Additional Information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change