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Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2005 Least Concern
2004 Not Recognised
2000 Not Recognised
1994 Not Recognised
1988 Not Recognised

Species attributes

Migratory status nomadic Forest dependency Low
Land mass type   Average mass 129.84 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 3,350,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 0
Population trend Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.7 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common to abundant on New Guinea and surrounding islands, abundant in northern Australia, common on Timor and Flores and rare on Bali,Sumbawa and Tasmania (del Hoyo et al. 1997).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to unsustainable levels of exploitation.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Australia Native Extant Yes    
Hong Kong (China) Introduced Extant Yes    
Indonesia Native Extant Yes    
New Caledonia (to France) Native Extant Yes    
Papua New Guinea Native Extant Yes    
Singapore Introduced Extant Yes    
Solomon Islands Native Extant Yes    
Timor-Leste Native Extant      
Vanuatu Native Extant Yes    

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Swamp suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 700 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

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 Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Trichoglossus haematodus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/04/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/04/2014.

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 Least Concern
Family Psittacidae (Parrots)
Species name author (Linnaeus, 1771)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 3,350,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species