Night Parrot Pezoporus occidentalis

Family: Psittacidae (Parrots)

Authority: (Gould, 1861)

Red List Category

Criteria: B2ab(iii)c(ii,iii,iv); D

Click here for more information about the Red List categories and criteria

Justification of Red List category
One was recorded in 2005 in the Pilbara region, and a dead immature bird was found in Diamantina National Park, Queensland in 2006. Sometime prior to 2013, a population was located in southwestern Queensland and an unknown number (suspected to be small) of individuals were detected every month during a survey between August 2013 and January 2016 (Murphy 2016). This population is thought to be part of a larger regional-scale extant population (Night Parrot Recovery Team, pers. comm. 2016 in TSSC 2016). The species is categorised as Endangered based on a very small population size with no evidence of recent decline.

Population size: 50-249

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,060,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Pezoporus occidentalis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/11/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/11/2019.