Trichoglossus haematodus, T. forsteni, T. capistratus, T. weberi, T. rubritorquis, T. moluccanus and T. rosenbergii (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) were previously lumped as T. haematodus following Christidis and Boles (1994), and before then were split as T. haematodus and T. rubritorquis following Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).
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. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.
Red List criteria met
Red List history
IUCN Red List criteria met and history
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as abundant in northern Australia and rare in Tasmania (del Hoyo et al. 1997).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to unsustainable levels of exploitation.
Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Trichoglossus moluccanus. Downloaded from
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Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org on 03/10/2023.