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Golden-plumed Parakeet Leptosittaca branickii



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
SACC. 2005 and updates. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.htm#.

IUCN Red List criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2020 Least Concern
2016 Vulnerable A2cd+3cd+4cd
2012 Vulnerable A2cd+3cd+4cd
2008 Vulnerable A2c,d; A3c,d; A4c,d
2004 Vulnerable
2000 Vulnerable
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Vulnerable
1988 Threatened
Species attributes

Migratory status nomadic Forest dependency high
Land-mass type continent
Average mass -
Range

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 1,050,000 km2 medium
Number of locations 11-100 -
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size 7300-20000 mature individuals poor estimated 2000
Population trend decreasing poor suspected -
Generation length 3.3 years - - -
Number of subpopulations 2-100 - - -

Population justification: Population density estimates of 2.3-6.6 individuals/km2 have been recorded in the Cordillera de Chilla region of Ecuador (Jacobs and Walker 1999). This is also consistent with recorded population density estimates for congeners or close relatives with a similar body size, and the fact that only a proportion of the estimated Extent of Occurrence is likely to be occupied. Using the best available information therefore, the overall population of the species is estimated to number 11,000-30,000 individuals, roughly equivalent to 7,300-20,000 mature individuals.

Trend justification: Forest loss within the species's range has reduced substantially in recent years (Tracewski et al. 2016, Fundación ProAves in litt. 2020, Global Forest Watch 2020). Assuming that the population is declining at the same rate as forest loss therefore, the population is thought to to be undergoing a slow, suspected decline of <2% within a 3-generation period (10 years; Bird et al. 2020). Although other threats may compound population declines, there is little evidence that the species is facing significant threats.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Presence Origin Resident Breeding visitor Non-breeding visitor Passage migrant
Colombia extant native yes
Ecuador extant native yes
Peru extant native yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Colombia Bosques del Oriente de Risaralda
Colombia Páramos y Bosques Altoandinos de Génova
Colombia Puracé Natural National Park
Ecuador Acanamá-Guashapamba-Aguirre
Ecuador Reserva Comunal Bosque de Angashcola
Ecuador Cashca Totoras Protected Forest
Ecuador Bosque Protector Colambo-Yacuri
Ecuador Bosque Protector Moya-Molón
Ecuador Cordillera del Cóndor
Ecuador Estación Biológica Guandera-Cerro Mongus
Ecuador Montañas de Zapote-Najda
Ecuador Cajas-Mazán
Ecuador Parque Nacional Podocarpus
Ecuador Parque Nacional Sangay
Ecuador Tapichalaca Reserve (Reserva Tapichalaca IBA)
Peru Carpish
Peru Santuario Histórico Machu Picchu
Colombia Laguna de la Cocha
Colombia Reserva Hidrográfica, Forestal y Parque Ecológico de Río Blanco
Colombia Reserva Natural Ibanasca
Colombia Parque Natural Regional Páramo del Duende
Colombia Cañón del Río Combeima
Colombia Cuenca del Río Hereje
Colombia Cuenca del Río Toche
Peru Manu
Colombia Munchique Natural National Park and southern extension
Colombia Reservas Comunitarias de Roncesvalles
Peru Laguna de los Cóndores
Peru Río Abiseo y Tayabamba
Peru Abra Patricia - Alto Mayo
Colombia Serranía de las Minas
Peru Cordillera de Colán
Peru Río Utcubamba
Colombia Alto Quindío

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Forest Temperate suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable non-breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Altitude 2400 - 3400 m Occasional altitudinal limits 1400 - 3600 m

Threats & impact
Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Agriculture & aquaculture Annual & perennial non-timber crops - Agro-industry farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 4
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Agriculture & aquaculture Annual & perennial non-timber crops - Small-holder farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Declines Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Agriculture & aquaculture Livestock farming & ranching - Agro-industry grazing, ranching or farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Declines Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Agriculture & aquaculture Livestock farming & ranching - Small-holder grazing, ranching or farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Declines Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Agriculture & aquaculture Wood & pulp plantations - Scale Unknown/Unrecorded Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 4
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Biological resource use Hunting & trapping terrestrial animals - Intentional use (species is the target) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 4
Stresses
Species mortality
Biological resource use Hunting & trapping terrestrial animals - Persecution/control Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Declines Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Species mortality
Invasive and other problematic species, genes & diseases Problematic native species/diseases Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 4
Stresses
Species disturbance, Competition
Invasive and other problematic species, genes & diseases Problematic native species/diseases - Unspecified species Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 4
Stresses
Species disturbance, Competition
Residential & commercial development Housing & urban areas Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Declines Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - non-trivial recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Leptosittaca branickii. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/golden-plumed-parakeet-leptosittaca-branickii on 26/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 26/02/2024.