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: unknown

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 206,000 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Agapornis fischeri. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/fischers-lovebird-agapornis-fischeri on 09/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 09/12/2023.