Jamaican Parakeet Eupsittula nana

Family: Psittacidae (Parrots)

Authority: (Vigors, 1830)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This newly-split parakeet is endemic to Jamaica, where it remains widespread but probably has a moderately small population (approaching as few as 10,000 mature individuals), all in a single subpopulation, which is inferred to be in continuing decline owing to a variety of threats including habitat loss and degradation, persecution and capture for trade. It has therefore been classified as Near Threatened.

Population size: 10000-19999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 13,500 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Eupsittula nana. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/03/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/03/2019.