Blue-headed Macaw Primolius couloni

Family: Psittacidae (Parrots)

Authority: (P.L. Sclater, 1876)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a small population. It tolerates habitat conversion, but pressure from the cage-bird trade appears to be increasing in recent years and driving a population decline. The species is therefore listed as Vulnerable, but up-to-date information on the population size and rate of decline is urgently needed.

Population size: 9200-46000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,041,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Primolius couloni. Downloaded from on 09/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 09/06/2023.