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Swift Parrot Lathamus discolor



Family: Psittacidae (Parrots)

Authority: (White, 1790)

Red List Category

Criteria: A3ce

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been uplisted to Critically Endangered because population modelling predicts an extremely rapid decline owing to nest predation by the introduced Sugar Glider Petaurus breviceps in its Tasmanian breeding range. Habitat loss and alteration are also thought to be contributing to declines.



Population size: 1000-2499

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 21,500 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Lathamus discolor. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016.