Echo Parakeet Psittacula eques

Family: Psittacidae (Parrots)

Authority: (Newton & Newton, 1876)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(iii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has seen a steady and prolonged increase in the wild population as a result of intensive recovery management. However, its overall numbers are still small, and the population is restricted to a small range within which habitat continues to decline. It therefore qualifies as Endangered.

Population size: 300-350

Population trend: Increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 90 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Psittacula eques. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/11/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/11/2019.