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Fischer's Lovebird Agapornis fischeri

IUCN Red List Criteria

Near Threatened (criteria nearly met) A2bd 

IUCN Red List history

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

Species attributes

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

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 136,000 medium
Area of Occupancy breeding/resident (km2) 51,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals medium Estimated 1995
Population trend Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.1 - - -
Population justification: The population has been estimated at 290,205-1,002,210 birds.
Trend justification: There has been a major population decline since the 1970s owing principally to widespread trapping for the wild bird trade.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Burundi Introduced Extant       Yes
Kenya Introduced Extant       Yes
Rwanda Introduced Extant Yes      
Spain Introduced Extant       Yes
Tanzania Native Extant Yes      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Tanzania Arusha National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Lake Eyasi site factsheet
Tanzania Lake Manyara National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Lake Natron and Engaruka basin site factsheet
Tanzania Longido Game Controlled Area site factsheet
Tanzania Maswa Game Reserve site factsheet
Tanzania Ngorongoro Conservation Area site factsheet
Tanzania Serengeti National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Tarangire National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Wembere steppe site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Savanna Dry major resident
Altitude 1100 - 2200 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Biological resource use Hunting & trapping terrestrial animals / Intentional use (species is the target) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Past, Likely to Return Whole (>90%) Rapid Declines Past Impact
Stresses
Species mortality
Invasive and other problematic species, genes & diseases Problematic native species/diseases Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) No decline Low Impact: 4
Stresses
Hybridisation

Utilisation

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Agapornis fischeri. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/09/2014.

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 Near Threatened
Family Psittacidae (Parrots)
Species name author Reichenow, 1887
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 136,000 km2
Country endemic? Yes
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change