Pyrrhura devillei


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pyrrhura devillei
Species Authority: (Massena & Souancé, 1854)
Common Name(s):
English Blaze-winged Parakeet

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Contributor(s): Clay, R., Nunes, A. & Straube, F.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J., Sharpe, C J, Symes, A.
This species is suspected to be declining moderately rapidly because its habitat is increasingly fragmented and suffering losses and degradation owing to conversion for agriculture and charcoal production. It is now believed to approach the threshold for classification as Vulnerable and has therefore been uplisted to Near Threatened; further information on its range, population size and trends may lead to a further change of status.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Pyrrhura devillei occurs in southern Brazil (Mato Grosso do Sul), northern Paraguay (north-western Concepción and south-eastern Alto Paraguay) and south-east Bolivia. In Brazil it is only known from Mato Grosso do Sul where it is restricted to the serras of Bodoquena and Maracajú, in the ecotone between the planalto and the Pantanal lowlands, and along the Taboco river in the municipality of Aquidauana. It has a very restricted range in Paraguay, from where recent records are limited to the gallery forest along the río Apa.

Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Paraguay
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'uncommon'.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in deciduous and gallery woodland, ranging into adjacent scrub and savanna, and feeds on fruit, seed, nuts, nectar and flowers (del Hoyo et al. 1997).

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its range in Brazil has suffered extensive forest loss and degradation through agricultural expansion and charcoal production. The forests of northern Concepción and those in the easternmost Paraguayan Chaco are coming under increasing pressure and have seen considerable deforestation in the past 10 years (R. Clay in litt. 2009). Apparent hybridisation with P. frontalis has been observed on the río Apa (R. Clay in litt. 2009). Trade is apparently minimal (del Hoyo et al. 1997).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions Underway
None is known.

Conservation Actions Proposed
Clarify extent of hybridisation with P. frontalis and its taxonomic position. Carry out surveys across the historic range and monitor populations to obtain accurate estimates of range and population size and rates of decline.

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Pyrrhura devillei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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