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Golden-capped Parakeet Aratinga auricapillus

IUCN Red List Criteria

Near Threatened (criteria nearly met) C2a(i) 

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Near Threatened
2011 Near Threatened
2008 Near Threatened
2004 Near Threatened
2000 Vulnerable
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Vulnerable
1988 Threatened

Species attributes

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

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 67,100 medium
Number of locations 11-100 -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 6700 poor Suspected 2007
Population trend Decreasing poor -
Number of subpopulations 2-100 - - -
Largest subpopulation 250-1000 - - -
Generation length (yrs) 7 - - -
Population justification: This species's population size has not been formally estimated and in the absence of sufficient data it is preliminarily estimated to number more than 10,000 individuals, roughly equivalent to 6,700 mature individuals; however, detailed research is required.
Trend justification: The species's population is suspected to be in decline owing to continued habitat loss and some trapping for the pet trade.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Brazil Native Extant Yes    

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Brazil Baixo-Sul site factsheet
Brazil Bandeira / Macarani site factsheet
Brazil Boa Nova / Serra da Ouricana site factsheet
Brazil Caratinga site factsheet
Brazil Estação Veracruz site factsheet
Brazil Fazenda Santana site factsheet
Brazil Itanagra site factsheet
Brazil Mata da Campina e Fragmentos Adjacentes site factsheet
Brazil Matas de Conde e Baixios site factsheet
Brazil Parque Estadual do Morro do Chapéu site factsheet
Brazil Parque Estadual do Rio Doce site factsheet
Brazil Parque Estadual do Rio Preto site factsheet
Brazil Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina site factsheet
Brazil Parque Nacional de Monte Pascoal site factsheet
Brazil Parque Nacional do Caparaó site factsheet
Brazil Parque Nacional do Descobrimento site factsheet
Brazil Reserva Biológica da Mata Escura site factsheet
Brazil Santo Amaro / Cachoeira site factsheet
Brazil Serra Bonita site factsheet
Brazil Serra da Canastra site factsheet
Brazil Serra do Teimoso site factsheet
Brazil Una site factsheet
Brazil Vale do Peruaçu site factsheet
Brazil Vitória da Conquista site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Savanna Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1400 m Occasional altitudinal limits (max) 2180 m

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Agriculture & aquaculture Annual & perennial non-timber crops / Agro-industry farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Decline Medium Impact:
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Agriculture & aquaculture Livestock farming & ranching / Agro-industry grazing, ranching or farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Decline Medium Impact:
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Biological resource use Hunting & trapping terrestrial animals / Intentional use (species is the target) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Decline Medium Impact:
Stresses
Species mortality

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 Trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Aratinga auricapillus. 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 Near Threatened
Family Psittacidae (Parrots)
Species name author (Kuhl, 1820)
Population size 6700 mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 67,100 km2
Country endemic? Yes
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species