Blue-breasted Parrot Pionus reichenowi


Justification of Red List Category
This species is listed as Vulnerable because it is estimated to have a small population with small subpopulations and is considered to be declining as a result of habitat degradation.

Population justification
The Brazilian Red List (MMA 2014) estimated the total population to be under 10,000 mature individuals, with <1,000 mature individuals in each subpopulation. The population is therefore placed in the band 2,500-9,999 mature individuals.

Trend justification
The population is inferred to be declining due to loss of habitat quality (MMA 2014).

Distribution and population

This species is endemic to east Brazil, from Alagoas to Espírito Santo. It is possibly extinct in Rio de Janeiro (del Hoyo et. al. 2017).


This species is found in humid and wet lowland forest, mature second growth and gallery forest, plantations, clearings and semi-open areas (del Hoyo et. al. 2017).


The species is threatened by forest loss

Conservation actions

The species occurs in Sooretama Biological Reserve and the adjacent Linhares Natural Reserve.


Text account compilers
Taylor, J., Symes, A., Wheatley, H., Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Pionus reichenowi. Downloaded from on 23/09/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 23/09/2019.