Chatham Parakeet Cyanoramphus forbesi

Family: Psittacidae (Parrots)

Authority: Rothschild, 1893

Red List Category

Criteria: D1+2

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Justification of Red List category
This species may still have a small pure-bred adult population. Its possible extirpation through hybridisation has been averted owing to three decades of conservation efforts, which have seen the population size increase. It is restricted to one location (given the proximity of the tiny islands it inhabits, and its mobility), and its small population size mean that it still warrants listing under a threatened category, but its population size has likely been >250 mature individuals for over 5 years and so it has been downlisted to Vulnerable.

Population size: 250-999

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 3 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Cyanoramphus forbesi. Downloaded from on 26/09/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 26/09/2022.