Night Parrot Pezoporus occidentalis

Family: Psittacidae (Parrots)

Authority: (Gould, 1861)

Red List Category

Criteria: D

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Justification of Red List category
This cryptic species endemic to Australia was rediscovered in western Queensland in 2013 after a 78-year period without a confirmed record. Since then, at least two additional populations and areas have been identified in Western Australia. Population size, trends, and geographic range are still very poorly understood. The population size has been placed in the band of 50-249 mature individuals, and for this reason it is classified as Endangered.

Population size: 50-249

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,100,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - Australia
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Pezoporus occidentalis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/07/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/07/2022.