Yellow-faced Parrotlet Forpus xanthops

Family: Psittacidae (Parrots)

Authority: (Salvin, 1895)

Red List Category

Criteria: D1

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Justification of Red List category
In the past, this species has undergone rapid population reductions owing to exploitation for the cage-bird trade. The rate of decline was probably very rapid during the early 1980s, but the situation has now improved, and the species is currently assessed as stable. The population is however small, and therefore the species is listed as Vulnerable. If pressure from the cage-bird trade were to increase and the population declined again, its status would revert to Endangered.

Population size: 250-999

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 4,800 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Forpus xanthops. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.