LC
Superb Parrot Polytelis swainsonii



Family: Psittacidae (Parrots)

Authority: (Desmarest, 1826)

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
Recent evidence strongly suggests that the population of this species is well over 10,000 individuals, with no evidence of a continuing decline, and although there are projected declines in nest hollows of 20-29% for one part of the population over the next three generations (19 years), there is not believed to be sufficient evidence of the link between hollow availability and parrot abundance such that the total population could be predicted to decline at a rate approaching 30% in the three generations. The species has consequently been downlisted to Least Concern. If it is demonstrated that the loss of dead trees is likely to cause significant future declines in the global population, the status of this and other nest hollow-dependent species would warrant reconsideration.



Population size: 10000-19999

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 95,300 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Land-mass type - Australia
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Polytelis swainsonii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/07/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/07/2017.