Blue-backed Parrot Tanygnathus everetti

Family: Psittacidae (Parrots)

Authority: Tweeddale, 1877

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
The Blue-backed Parrot has been listed as Endangered due to the lack of recent records on many areas of its former range, concluding that the species has been very rare for many years. Thus, the species is thought to exist in a very small and restricted population, at present confined to Samar, and Mindanao, with the stronghold of the population residing on Tawi-Tawi of the Sulu Islands. Major threats such as deforestation and habitat degradation as well as ongoing trapping for trade are also contributing to a continuing decline. If further surveys suggests that the population is far lower than considered however, the species may require uplisting in the future.

Population size: 250-999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 220,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Tanygnathus everetti. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/blue-backed-parrot-tanygnathus-everetti on 21/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 21/09/2023.