Red-tailed Amazon Amazona brasiliensis
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Family: Psittacidae (Parrots)

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(i,ii,iii,v); C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
Trapping for the cagebird trade and habitat loss are the most important threats to this species. Despite heavy trapping pressure in the early 1990s, the species's range is believed to have remained essentially the same, and populations have remained stable or declined less steeply than was previously feared they might, with a recent estimate even suggesting a population increase. Owing to its small breeding range and highly fragmented habitat, the species qualifies as Vulnerable.

Population size: 6000-6700

Population trend: Increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 10,100 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Amazona brasiliensis. Downloaded from on 18/10/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 18/10/2017.