Micropsitta finschii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Micropsitta finschii
Species Authority: (Ramsay, 1881)
Common Name(s):
English Green Pygmy-parrot, Finsch's Pygmy-Parrot, Emerald Pygmy Parrot

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Ekstrom, J., Butchart, S., Harding, M.
Although this species may have a restricted range, it is not believed to 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). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to 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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is restricted to New Ireland and Bougainville in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be abundant in places (del Hoyo et al. 1997).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species occurs in lowland forests to about 1,000 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Although there are reports that it is poorly tolerant of logged and degraded forest (Schodde 1977, Buckingham et al. 1995) and local extirpations may have occurred (Blaber 1990), it is frequently recorded elsewhere in logged forest (B. Beehler in litt. 2000). However, the lowlands throughout the region are subject to extensive logging.

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Micropsitta finschii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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