Puerto Rican Amazon Amazona vittata

Family: Psittacidae (Parrots)

Authority: (Boddaert, 1783)

Red List Category

Criteria: D

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Justification of Red List category
Once numbering only 13 birds in the wild, this parrot has been saved from extinction. Conservation action has increased the population since 1975, but it remains Critically Endangered because the number of mature individuals remains tiny. Hurricanes Irma and Maria had significant detrimental impacts on the ongoing population recovery and trends are currently uncertain. If the remaining population and future released birds continue to breed in the wild and numbers remain stable or increase, the species may warrant downlisting in the future.

Population size: 1-49 mature individuals

Population trend: increasing

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

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Amazona vittata. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.