|Scientific Name:||Loriculus pusillus|
|Species Authority:||Gray, 1859|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Butchart, S. & Symes, A.|
|Facilitator/s:||Benstead, P., Mahood, S., Taylor, J.|
This poorly known parrot is fairly catholic in its habitat requirements; however, it is uncommon and habitat loss and degradation have been so intense over its range that it is probably undergoing a moderately rapid population reduction. It therefore qualifies as Near Threatened.
|Range Description:||Loriculus pusillus occurs in Java and Bali, Indonesia, where it is uncommon and has declined markedly in west Java, but appears to tolerate heavily degraded forest (as long as some tall trees are left) on Bali (BirdLife International 2001).|
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|Population:||The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as generally uncommon throughout its range (del Hoyo et al. 1997).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It inhabits lowland, swamp and montane forests to 2,000 m.|
|Major Threat(s):||Forest destruction in the lowlands of Java and Bali has been extremely extensive. However, the species's ability to tolerate degraded habitats and to persist at higher elevations, where forest destruction has been less severe, means that its decline has not been rapid.|
Conservation Actions Underway
CITES Appendix II. Conservation Actions Proposed
Survey to assess population size. Regularly monitor at certain sites throughout its range to determine population trends. Protect significant areas of suitable forest on Java and Bali.
|Citation:||BirdLife International 2012. Loriculus pusillus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 10 March 2014.|
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