Perija Parakeet Pyrrhura caeruleiceps

Family: Psittacidae (Parrots)

Authority: Todd, 1947

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This newly-split parakeet has a restricted range on the Venezuela-Colombia border, where habitat loss and fragmentation owing to clearance for cattle ranching and illegal drug cultivation has been extensive, and capture for trade may be a further significant threat. The remaining population is thought to be very small and fragmented into extremely small subpopulations, which are undergoing continuing declines, and the species has therefore been classified as Endangered.

Population size: 1000-2499

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 30,100 km2

Country endemic: No

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Pyrrhura caeruleiceps. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/09/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/09/2021.