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New Caledonian Parakeet Cyanoramphus saisseti

IUCN Red List Criteria

Critically Endangered  
Endangered  
Vulnerable C2a(ii) 

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Vulnerable
2009 Vulnerable
2008 Near Threatened
2004 Near Threatened
2002 Near Threatened
2000 Not Recognised
1994 Not Recognised
1988 Not Recognised

Species attributes

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

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 16,400 good
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 2500-9999 medium Estimated 2006
Population trend Decreasing poor -
Number of subpopulations 1 - - -
Largest subpopulation 2500-9999 - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.6 - - -
Population justification: Data from over 2300 point counts at 82 massifs in New Caledonia collected during 2003-2006 suggest that this species has a similar population to Horned Parakeet Eunymphicus cornutus (around 8,000-10,000 birds) (V. Chartendrault and N. Barré in litt. 2007), and is therefore estimated to lie within the band 2,500-9,999 mature individuals.
Trend justification: There are no data, however it is suspected to be declining owing to the effects of predation by invasive species and it may undergo a more rapid decline in the near future if habitat in its stronghold is lost for nickel mining.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
New Caledonia (to France) Native Extant      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
New Caledonia (to France) Aoupinié site factsheet
New Caledonia (to France) Entre les monts Nakada et Do site factsheet
New Caledonia (to France) Entre les monts Rembaï et Canala site factsheet
New Caledonia (to France) Entre Table Unio et Farino site factsheet
New Caledonia (to France) Forêt Plate site factsheet
New Caledonia (to France) Grand Koum site factsheet
New Caledonia (to France) Hautes vallées des rivières Néaoua, Koua et Kouaoua site factsheet
New Caledonia (to France) Massif du Mé Kanin, Sphinx et Arago site factsheet
New Caledonia (to France) Mé Maoya site factsheet
New Caledonia (to France) Pic Ningua site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Savanna Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1500 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Biological resource use Hunting & trapping terrestrial animals / Motivation Unknown/Unrecorded Timing Scope Severity Impact
Unknown Minority (<50%) Unknown Unknown
Stresses
Reduced reproductive success
Biological resource use Logging & wood harvesting / Unintentional effects: (subsistence/small scale) [harvest] Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 4
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation
Climate change & severe weather Storms & flooding Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Whole (>90%) Slow, Significant Decline Medium Impact:
Stresses
Reduced reproductive success
Energy production & mining Mining & quarrying Timing Scope Severity Impact
Future Majority (50-90%) Rapid Declines Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Invasive and other problematic species, genes & diseases Invasive non-native/alien species/diseases / Domestic Cat (Felis catus) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Unknown Unknown
Stresses
Reduced reproductive success
Invasive and other problematic species, genes & diseases Invasive non-native/alien species/diseases / Unspecified rats (Rattus spp.) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Unknown Unknown
Stresses
Reduced reproductive success
Invasive and other problematic species, genes & diseases Viral/prion-induced diseases / Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFB) (Circoviridae) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Future Unknown Unknown Unknown
Stresses
Reduced reproductive success, Species mortality

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Cyanoramphus saisseti. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/04/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/04/2014.

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 Verreaux & Des Murs, 1860
Population size 2500-9999 mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 16,400 km2
Country endemic? Yes
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species