Red-lored Parrot

About the Red-lored Parrot
Also known as: Red-lored Parakeet, Red-lored Amazon, Primrose-cheeked Parrot, Red-fronted Parrot, Diademed Parrot, Yellow-cheeked Parrot
Red-lored Parrot

The Red-lored Parrot is a species of parrot native to tropical regions of the Americas, from eastern Mexico south to Ecuador. It has a separate population in central Brazil, where it occurs in humid evergreen to semi-deciduous forests.

The plumage of both adult males and females is primarily green, with a red forehead, yellow cheeks (some subspecies) and blue crown.

The Red-lored Parrot is also known as the Red-lored Amazon, especially in aviculture. It has a conservation status of Least Concern as of June 2013.

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Details & Statistics


The Red-lored Parrot is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2014 by BirdLife International. This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is very large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

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