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Grey-cheeked Parakeet Brotogeris pyrrhoptera

IUCN Red List Criteria

Critically Endangered  
Endangered A2cd+3cd+4cd;B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v) 
Vulnerable A2cd 

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2013 Endangered
2012 Endangered
2008 Endangered
2004 Endangered
2000 Endangered
1994 Lower Risk/Near Threatened
1988 Threatened

Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type continent
Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 9,300 medium
Number of locations 11-100 -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 1995
Population trend Decreasing poor -
Number of subpopulations 2-100 - - -
Largest subpopulation 1001-1000000 - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5 - - -
Population justification: Best et al. (1995).
Trend justification: A very rapid population decline is suspected to have taken place over the last 10 years, on the basis of continued illegal trapping for the bird trade together with habitat destruction and fragmentation, and persecution. The rate of decline is expected to be slower over the next 10 years.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
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
Ecuador Abras de Mantequilla site factsheet
Ecuador Alamor-Celica site factsheet
Ecuador Bosque Protector Cerro Blanco site factsheet
Ecuador Bosque Protector Jatumpamba-Jorupe site factsheet
Ecuador Bosque Protector Molleturo Mullopungo site factsheet
Ecuador Bosque Protector Puyango site factsheet
Ecuador Cañón del río Catamayo site factsheet
Ecuador Catacocha site factsheet
Ecuador Cazaderos-Mangaurquillo site factsheet
Ecuador Cerro de Hayas-Naranjal site factsheet
Ecuador Ciénagas de Guayaquil site factsheet
Ecuador Daucay site factsheet
Ecuador Parque Nacional Machalilla y alrededores site factsheet
Ecuador Reserva Biológica Tito Santos site factsheet
Ecuador Reserva Buenaventura site factsheet
Ecuador Reserva Ecológica Arenillas site factsheet
Ecuador Reserva Ecológica Comunal Loma Alta site factsheet
Ecuador Reserva Ecológica Manglares-Churute site factsheet
Ecuador Reserva Natural Tumbesia-La Ceiba-Zapotillo site factsheet
Ecuador Tambo Negro site factsheet
Peru Coto de Caza El Angolo site factsheet
Peru Parque Nacional Cerros de Amotape site factsheet
Peru Suyo-La Tina site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist major resident
Altitude 200 - 1550 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Agriculture & aquaculture Annual & perennial non-timber crops / Small-holder farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Decline Medium Impact: 6
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: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Biological resource use Hunting & trapping terrestrial animals / Intentional use (species is the target) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Whole (>90%) Very Rapid Declines High Impact: 9
Stresses
Species mortality
Biological resource use Hunting & trapping terrestrial animals / Persecution/control Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Unknown Unknown
Stresses
Species mortality
Biological resource use Logging & wood harvesting / Unintentional effects: (subsistence/small scale) [harvest] Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Decline Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation

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 Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Brotogeris pyrrhoptera. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/09/2014.

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 Endangered
Family Psittacidae (Parrots)
Species name author (Latham, 1801)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 9,300 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species