Brown-hooded Parrot Pyrilia haematotis


Justification of Red List Category
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not 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 is very large, and hence does not 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 is estimated to number 50,000-499,999 mature individuals (Partners in Flight 2020).

Trend justification
The population is undergoing a moderate decline (Partners in Flight 2020). Over three generations (12.6 years; Bird et al. 2020), tree cover within the range is lost at a rate of 14% (Global Forest Watch 2021, using Hansen et al. [2013] data and methods disclosed therein). Apart from forests, the species is also found in edge habitat and mature secondary growth, and it is only marginally affected by trapping or persecution (Collar and Boesman 2020). Population declines are therefore unlikely to exceed 20% over three generations.


The species is threatened by habitat loss (Collar and Boesman 2020).

Conservation actions

Conservation Actions Proposed
Accurately quantify the population size. Monitor the population trend.


Text account compilers
Hermes, C.

Butchart, S., Dahal, P.R., Ekstrom, J. & Palmer-Newton, A.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Pyrilia haematotis. Downloaded from on 03/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 03/06/2023.