This discussion was first published as part of the 2016 Red List update. At the time a decision regarding its status was pended, but to enable potential reassessment of this species as part of the 2017 Red List update this post remained open and the date of posting was updated.
Vinaceous-breasted Amazon is found in Paraguay, southern Brazil and in north-east Argentina. The species is listed as Endangered under C2a(i). The population has been estimated at 600-1,700 mature individuals in 2009. A rapid and on-going population decline is suspected owing to illegal nest poaching, habitat destruction and persecution as a crop pest. The largest subpopulation has been estimated to be 50-249 mature individuals.
In the Brazilian Red List assessment for birds (MMA 2014) this species is listed as Vulnerable under C1. The population is estimated to be <10,000 mature individuals with an estimated continuing decline of 10% in three generations due to capture and habitat loss. The species’s assessment on the Brazilian Red List can be accessed here.
Up-to-date information is requested on the species’s population size, trend and subpopulation structure. Confirmation of a population of 2,500 or more mature individuals and/or more than 250 individuals in each subpopulation would likely qualify the species for downlisting to Vulnerable under Criterion C. Comments on the proposed downlisting are welcome.
MMA (2014) Lista Nacional Oficial de Espécies da Fauna Ameaçadas de Extinção. Portaria No 444, de 17 de dezembro de 2014. Diário Oficial da União – Seção 1. Nº 245, quinta-feira, 18 de dezembro de 2014.