||Touit huetii (Temminck, 1830)
||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. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
||15-16 cm. Green forest parrotlet. Body mainly green, paler on undersides. Yellowish cheeks and crown. Front of face dark blue. White eye-ring. Black primaries, with dark blue upperwing-coverts. Wedged tail, green in the centre with the rest red, and yellow undertail-coverts. Female similar, with greenish yellow rather than red on the tail. Similar spp. Orange-cheeked Parrot Pyrilia barrabandi is larger. White-eyed Parakeet Aratinga leucophthalma is much larger than both. Voice Soft, disyllabic touit.
|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
||Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J., Symes, A. & Wheatley, H.
Based on a model of future deforestation in the Amazon basin, and its susceptibility to hunting and habitat fragmentation, it is suspected that the population of this species will decline rapidly over the next three generations, and it has therefore been uplisted to Vulnerable.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
- 2016 – Vulnerable (VU)
- 2012 – Vulnerable (VU)
- 2009 – Least Concern (LC)
- 2008 – Least Concern (LC)
- 2004 – Least Concern (LC)
- 2000 – Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)
- 1994 – Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)
- 1988 – Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)
|Range Description:||Touit huetii has a highly disjunct range in northern South America. It is known from south Venezuela, as well as the north-east of the country, with both populations considered rare and local, although it is often recorded along the Caño Colorado in east Monagas state (del Hoyo et al. 1997, Hilty 2003, Restall et al. 2006). There is a population in neighbouring Guyana and northern Brazil in Roraima. It is local and rare in east Colombia. Another population is at its northernmost in east Ecuador, where again it is rare (del Hoyo et al. 1997, Restall et al. 2006). This range continues through east Peru, through extreme west Brazil to north Bolivia. It also occurs within Amazonian Brazil, from Rondônia and Manaus east to western Maranhão (del Hoyo et al. 1997).|
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; Guyana; Peru; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
|♦ Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):||Unknown|
|♦ Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO):||No||♦ Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:||6550000|
|♦ Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):||Unknown||♦ Extreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):||No|
|♦ Continuing decline in number of locations:||Unknown|
|♦ Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations:||No|
|♦ Upper elevation limit (metres):||900|
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