Geelvink Pygmy-parrot Micropsitta geelvinkiana

Family: Psittacidae (Parrots)

Authority: (Schlegel, 1871)

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
While this diminutive parrot is thought to have a moderately small population and range, it is suspected that the population is stable. There is not believed to be a significant threat to the species of trapping, due to the difficulty in keeping the species alive in captivity. Rates of forest cover loss have been relatively low over the recent past and the species' ability to tolerate degraded habitat casts doubt on there being a significant ongoing decline and indicates that it does not occur in few locations. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 7,500 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Micropsitta geelvinkiana. Downloaded from on 29/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 29/03/2023.