Indigo-winged Parrot (Hapalopsittaca fuertesi): Revise global status?

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2 Responses to Indigo-winged Parrot (Hapalopsittaca fuertesi): Revise global status?

  1. Habitat loss continues to be the main threat to this species, although loss of forest cover between 2010–2015 was estimated at only ~1.15% (Renjifo et al. 2016). Although the number of mature individuals may still be low enough for the species to be qualify as CR (Renjifo et al. 2016), information in Annex 2 indicate that the species’ range-wide population might be slowly increasing, partly due to the fact that deforestation has slowed down during the last decade.

    Although a bit hesitant about this change, downlisting the species to EN seems to be supported by available data.

    ** Renjifo, L. M., A. M. Amaya-Villarreal, J. Burbano-Girón, and J. Velásquez-Tibatá (Editors) (2016). Libro rojo de las aves de Colombia vol. II: especies acuáticas de ecosistemas abiertos y secos, tierras altas del Darién, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta e insulares. Editorial Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, and Instituto de investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt, Bogotá, Colombia.

  2. Dear Sirs
    we have been working with Hapalopsittaca fuertesi in Cortaderal (Santa Rosa de Cabal, Risaralda) since 2019, due to technical and financial support from Loroparque Fundación (projects PP-168-2019, 168-2020, 168-2021). Our findings for the last three years in this locality indicates that the number of birds composing this specific population hast not increased, being always under 24 birds. Moreover, we have been observing a moderate tree-felling in the suitable habitat, with increasing loss of habitat at least in this area, which is the most accessible place to observe the species. We are also searching for the species in two more localities (Tochecito, Tolima and Villamaría, Caldas) where it seems to occur, but with not good results at the moment. We believe that the extremely narrow range and the low populations make it still not prudential to reduce the status from CR to EN. We will be happy to exchange any specific information
    Moreover, its biology is still very badly known and described. For the moment, we have found 5 more species of plants who are nutritious for the parrot, still processing data for publishing

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