Derbyan Parakeet Psittacula derbiana is currently listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List because its population size and trends and range size are all thought to lie well outside the thresholds for listing under a threatened category.
B. Anderson in litt. (2008) has, however, provided the following comment: “Ben King found them daily in Muli in 1989 and now the locals did not even know about them, let alone we did not see any. It is being heavily trapped in Sichuan and east Tibet, and is probably rapidly heading for extinction.”
When compiling the 2001 publication Threatened Birds of Asia BirdLife International received varying reports concerning the threat from trade and others that suggest it remains common within parts of its range.
Therefore, comments on population trends and threats to the species are invited. If these suggest that the species is declining at a rate approaching 30% over three generations the species may warrant uplisting.
(This discussion was first started as part of the 2010 Red List update)