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Fischer's Lovebird Agapornis fischeri



Family: Psittacidae (Parrots)

Authority: Reichenow, 1887

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bd

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Near Threatened because it has experienced a moderately rapid population reduction in its restricted range owing to trapping for export. Although this has been halted, it could re-start; and hybridisation with Agapornis personatus could represent an ongoing threat, although its current impact is unknown. Any evidence of a greater population decline, or more detailed information about how hybridisation is affecting this species could qualify the species for a higher threat category.



Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 306,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Agapornis fischeri. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016.