Bonaparte's Parakeet Pyrrhura lucianii


Justification of Red List Category
Although this species may have a restricted range, it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (extent of occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Population justification
The global population size is unknown given recent taxonomic splits.

Trend justification
This species is suspected to lose 0.5% of suitable habitat within its distribution over three generations (18 years) based on a model of Amazonian deforestation (Soares-Filho et al. 2006, Bird et al. 2011). Given the susceptibility of the species to hunting and/or trapping, it is therefore suspected to decline by <25% over three generations.

Distribution and population

Pyrrhura lucianii is restricted to Amazonas state in north west Amazonian Brazil. 


Apparently highly restricted in a region liable to experience considerable deforestation in the near future.


22 cm. One of the medium-sized, long-tailed, largely green parakeets formerly included within P. picta. This species has a largely dark maroon-brown face lacking any red and showing at most a tiny amount of blue on the forecrown. The ear coverts and nape are paler greyish brown and the breast is dark with crisp pale feather edges forming neat scalloping. There is no red in the carpal area and the primaries are a vivid electric blue. Similar species. P. peruvianus has extensive blue on the forecrown.


Text account compilers
Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J., Khwaja, N., Martin, R, Symes, A. & Taylor, J.

Salaman, P.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Pyrrhura lucianii. Downloaded from on 11/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 11/08/2022.