This species formerly occurred in Jamaica. Hunting drove it Extinct in the early 19th century.
Brooks, T. 2000. Extinct species. In: BirdLife International (ed.), Threatened birds of the world, pp. 701-708. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona and Cambridge, U.K.
It is possible that this species was that apparently named as Anadorhynchus (sic.) caerulens by Gmelin (Rothschild 1905), (in which case this name would have priority). The original descriptions require re-evaluation.
Rothschild, W. 1905. Notes on extinct parrots from the West Indies. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 16: 13-15.
Text account compilers
Brooks, T., Khwaja, N., Mahood, S.
IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Ara erythrocephala. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/03/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/03/2014.
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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|Current IUCN Red List category||Extinct|
|Species name author||Gosse, 1847|
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