Sulu Racquet-tail Prioniturus verticalis

Family: Psittacidae (Parrots)

Authority: Sharpe, 1893

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This parrot has been uplisted to Critically Endangered because observations suggest that it now has an extremely small population, which is suspected to be in rapid and accelerating decline owing to on-going forest clearance, as well as persecution. Conservation actions are hindered by security issues, but urgent action is required to assess the severity of the species's plight, alleviate the impact of threats, and initiate its recovery.

Population size: 50-249

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 930 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Prioniturus verticalis. Downloaded from on 28/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/03/2023.