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Sulu Racquet-tail Prioniturus verticalis



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Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This parrot has been uplisted to Critically Endangered because observations suggest that it now has an extremely small population, which is suspected to be in rapid and accelerating decline owing to on-going forest clearance, as well as persecution. Conservation actions are hindered by security issues, but urgent action is required to assess the severity of the species's plight, alleviate the impact of threats, and initiate its recovery.


Population size: 50-249 mature individuals

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 620 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Land-mass type - shelf island - Continental islands include all other islands or island groups. Generally they were once part of continents and lie on a continental shelf of < 200 m sea depth.
Realm - Indomalayan - realm
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Prioniturus verticalis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2016.