Echo Parakeet Alexandrinus eques

Family: Psittacidae (Parrots)

Authority: (Boddaert, 1783)

Red List Category

Criteria: D1

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Justification of Red List category
Thanks to conservation efforts, the number of Echo Parakeets in the wild increased to over 750 known individuals in 2017 post-breeding. It is reported that the total population on Mauritius contains around 450 mature individuals. The Echo Parakeet is therefore listed as Vulnerable under Criterion D1.

Population size: 400-450 mature individuals

Population trend: increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 270 km2

Country endemic: yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Alexandrinus eques. Downloaded from on 25/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 25/02/2024.