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St Lucia Amazon Amazona versicolor



Family: Psittacidae (Parrots)

Authority: (Müller, 1776)

Red List Category

Criteria: D2

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Justification of Red List category
Conservation action may have saved this species from extinction. Numbers are now increasing and there is some evidence of a small range expansion. Despite this however, the population remains small and given its sole presence on a single isolated island, it remains at significant risk from a number of threats (hurricanes, relaxation of hunting restrictions, habitat destruction etc.) which could rapidly drive the species to a higher threat category in a very short period. It is therefore listed as Vulnerable.



Population size: 1150-1500

Population trend: Increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 230 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Amazona versicolor. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/10/2021.