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Blue-headed Racquet-tail Prioniturus platenae



Family: Psittacidae (Parrots)

Authority: Blasius, 1888

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd;B1ab(ii,iii,v)

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Justification of Red List category
Extensive lowland deforestation has resulted in the severe fragmentation and on-going decline in the extent and quality of suitable habitat in this species's small range, which, combined with limited exploitation for the cage-bird trade, is causing a rapid population reduction, thus qualifying it as Vulnerable. It is predicted that these threats will continue to cause rapid declines in the near future.



Population size: 1500-7000

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 47,800 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Prioniturus platenae. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/01/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/01/2017.