Lear's Macaw Anodorhynchus leari

Family: Psittacidae (Parrots)

Authority: Bonaparte, 1856

Red List Category

Criteria: B2ab(iii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is now steadily increasing in numbers owing to intensive conservation action. Some of this apparent increase may be due to improved survey methods but a genuine increase has also taken place. Nevertheless, the species has a very small range with just two main breeding colonies occupying a very small area, and its caatinga habitat continues to be degraded through clearance for agriculture. The species is therefore listed as Endangered.

Population size: 250-999 mature individuals

Population trend: increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 31,200 km2

Country endemic: yes

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Anodorhynchus leari. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/lears-macaw-anodorhynchus-leari on 28/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 28/02/2024.