Spix's Macaw Cyanopsitta spixii

Family: Psittacidae (Parrots)

Authority: (Wagler, 1832)

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
Although this species exists in several captive populations, the last known individual in the wild disappeared at the end of 2000, with no subsequent confirmed sightings of wild individuals. Following the application of new methods for estimating the probability of a species remaining extant, the species is now considered to be Extinct in the Wild. The species's decline was primarily the result of trapping for trade plus habitat loss.

Population size: 0 mature individuals

Population trend:

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Cyanopsitta spixii. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/spixs-macaw-cyanopsitta-spixii on 04/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 04/12/2023.