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Golden-plumed Parakeet Leptosittaca branickii

IUCN Red List Criteria

Critically Endangered  
Endangered  
Vulnerable A2cd+3cd+4cd 

IUCN Red List history

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

Species attributes

Migratory status nomadic Forest dependency High
Land mass type continent
Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 44,400 medium
Number of locations 11-100 -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 1500-7000 poor Estimated 2000
Population trend Decreasing poor -
Number of subpopulations 2-100 - - -
Largest subpopulation 1001-1000000 - - -
Generation length (yrs) 6 - - -
Population justification: The population is estimated to number 2,500-9,999 individuals based on an assessment of known records, descriptions of abundance and range size. This is consistent with recorded population density estimates for congeners or close relatives with a similar body size, and the fact that only a proportion of the estimated Extent of Occurrence is likely to be occupied. This estimate is equivalent to 1,667-6,666 mature individuals, rounded here to 1,500-7,000 mature individuals.
Trend justification: A rapid and on-going population decline is suspected on the basis of large-scale habitat destruction, degradation and fragmentation.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Colombia Native Extant Yes    
Ecuador Native Extant Yes    
Peru Native Extant Yes    

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Colombia Alto Quindío site factsheet
Colombia Bosques del Oriente de Risaralda site factsheet
Colombia Cañón del Río Barbas y Bremen site factsheet
Colombia Cañón del Río Combeima site factsheet
Colombia Cuenca del Río Hereje site factsheet
Colombia Cuenca del Río Toche site factsheet
Colombia Finca la Betulia Reserva la Patasola site factsheet
Colombia Laguna de la Cocha site factsheet
Colombia Munchique Natural National Park (Parque Nacional Natural Munchique IBA) site factsheet
Colombia Páramos y Bosques Altoandinos de Génova (part of Loros Andinos Natural Reserve AZE) site factsheet
Colombia Parque Nacional Natural Cueva de los Guácharos site factsheet
Colombia Parque Natural Regional Páramo del Duende site factsheet
Colombia Puracé (Parque Nacional Natural Puracé IBA) site factsheet
Colombia Reserva Hidrográfica, Forestal y Parque Ecológico de Río Blanco site factsheet
Colombia Reserva Natural Ibanasca site factsheet
Colombia Reservas Comunitarias de Roncesvalles (part of Loros Andinos Natural Reserve AZE) site factsheet
Colombia Serranía de las Minas site factsheet
Ecuador Acanamá-Guashapamba-Aguirre site factsheet
Ecuador Bosque Protector Colambo-Yacuri site factsheet
Ecuador Bosque Protector Moya-Molón site factsheet
Ecuador Cajas-Mazán site factsheet
Ecuador Cashca Totoras Protected Forest (Bosque Protector Cashca Totoras IBA) site factsheet
Ecuador Cordillera del Cóndor site factsheet
Ecuador Estación Biológica Guandera-Cerro Mongus site factsheet
Ecuador Montañas de Zapote-Najda site factsheet
Ecuador Parque Nacional Podocarpus site factsheet
Ecuador Parque Nacional Sangay site factsheet
Ecuador Reserva Comunal Bosque de Angashcola site factsheet
Ecuador Tapichalaca Reserve (Reserva Tapichalaca IBA) site factsheet
Peru Abra Patricia - Alto Mayo site factsheet
Peru Carpish site factsheet
Peru Cordillera de Colán site factsheet
Peru Cumpang y Utcubamba site factsheet
Peru Florida y Laguna Pomacochas site factsheet
Peru Laguna de los Cóndores site factsheet
Peru Laguna de los Cóndores-Atuén site factsheet
Peru Manu site factsheet
Peru Mashua y La Caldera site factsheet
Peru Norte de la Cordillera de Colán site factsheet
Peru Parque Nacional Río Abiseo site factsheet
Peru Río Abiseo y Tayabamba site factsheet
Peru Río Utcubamba site factsheet
Peru Santuario Histórico Machu Picchu site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Forest Temperate suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable non-breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Altitude 2400 - 3400 m Occasional altitudinal limits (min) 1400 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 Minority (<50%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 4
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Agriculture & aquaculture Annual & perennial non-timber crops / Small-holder 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
Agriculture & aquaculture Livestock farming & ranching / Small-holder grazing, ranching or farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Decline Medium Impact:
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Agriculture & aquaculture Wood & pulp plantations / Scale Unknown/Unrecorded Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 4
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Biological resource use Hunting & trapping terrestrial animals / Intentional use (species is the target) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 4
Stresses
Species mortality
Biological resource use Hunting & trapping terrestrial animals / Persecution/control Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Species mortality
Residential & commercial development Housing & urban areas Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Decline Medium Impact:
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion

Utilisation

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Leptosittaca branickii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/07/2014.

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 Vulnerable
Family Psittacidae (Parrots)
Species name author Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1894
Population size 1500-7000 mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 44,400 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species