||Grey-cheeked Parakeet, Gray-cheeked Parakeet
||Catita Macareña, Perico Cachetigris
Brotogeris pyrrhopterus Stotz et al. (1996)
Brotogeris pyrrhopterus Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993)
Brotogeris pyrrhopterus Collar et al. (1994)
Brotogeris pyrrhopterus Collar and Andrew (1988)
Brotogeris pyrrhopterus BirdLife International (2000)
Brotogeris pyrrhopterus BirdLife International (2004)
||del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International.
||Gender agreement of species name follows David and Gosselin (2002b).
||20 cm. Largely green parakeet with bluish crown, pale grey cheeks, bluish primary coverts, orange underwing-coverts. Large pale bill. Immature has green crown. Similar spp. Noticeably smaller than sympatric parrots, except tiny Pacific Parrotlet Forpus coelestis, which is much smaller and shorter tailed. Voice Flight call a trilling stleeet stleeet. When perched a grating stteeet stteeet.
|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Horstman, E., Lloyd, H. & Rosales, M.
||Benstead, P., Isherwood, I., Sharpe, C J, Symes, A., Khwaja, N.
This species qualifies as Endangered because it has been affected by very rapid rates of population decline caused by trapping for the cagebird trade, plus habitat loss. Future population declines are projected to be slower, but still a serious cause for concern.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
- 2012 – Endangered (EN) –
- 2008 – Endangered (EN) –
- 2004 – Endangered (EN) –
- 2000 – Endangered (EN) –
- 1994 – Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt) –
- 1988 – Threatened (T) –
|Range Description:||Brotogeris pyrrhoptera occurs in south-west Ecuador and extreme north-west Peru, from the río Chone valley, Manabí, south to El Oro and Loja, Ecuador, and Tumbes and Piura in Peru. The largest populations are in coastal Manabí and Guayas, and on the Ecuador-Peru border (Juniper and Parr 1998). A population decrease during the 20th century became marked in the early 1980s (Best et al. 1995, Juniper and Parr 1998), with 59,320 birds reportedly imported by CITES countries in 1983-1988. In 1995, the wild population was estimated at 15,000 birds, principally in Ecuador (Best et al. 1995). This represents a very crude decline of c.70% in 10 years, although it is still locally common in suitable habitat remnants (Juniper and Parr 1998). Transect counts in Cerros de Amotape National Park and Tumbes National Reserve revealed a decline of 33.2% between 1992 and 2008 (Anon. 2009).|
|♦ Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):||Yes|
|♦ Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO):||No||♦ Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:||9300|
|♦ Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):||Yes||♦ Extreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):||No|
|♦ Number of Locations:||11-100||♦ Continuing decline in number of locations:||Yes|
|♦ Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations:||No||♦ Lower elevation limit (metres):||200|
|♦ Upper elevation limit (metres):||1550|
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