Timneh Parrot Psittacus timneh

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Red List Category

Criteria: A2abcd+3bcd+4abcd

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Justification of Red List category
This newly-split species is listed as Vulnerable because it is subject to heavy trapping pressure across much of its range. In combination with the high rate of ongoing habitat loss, the species is therefore suspected to be declining rapidly over three generations (47 years). Better data on the population size and extent of capture for trade may lead to its further uplisting in future.

Population size: 100000-499999 mature individuals

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 292,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Psittacus timneh. Downloaded from on 03/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 03/12/2016.