Clearly this is the one psitacid harder to find in Costa Rica. More often it is observed in small flocks, at middle elevations ca. 500-1300. The species is most often observed on the Caribbean slope, and by far most eBird records are within this slope, although it is possible for it to occur at the Pacific Slope of the Talamanca Cordillera, usually at elevations above 600-800 m. Worth mentioning here, that these middle elevations on the Pacific Slope have been largely cleared off forest during the last decades for agricultural activities. Also, some areas on the Caribbean Slope are facing conversion from forest to agricultural land, especially into sugar cane, pineapple and coffee plantations.
We have no data on its populations sizes, nor whether movements occurs across a latitudinal range, but we expect them to do some movements. Birds often appear at one location for a week or so to visit available food and then disappear, which constrains the capacity for a proper population census. Unless more adequate conservation measures are taken to protect its habitat, we support on uplist to NT.
Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this discussion. We greatly appreciate the time and effort invested by so many people in commenting. The window for consultation is now closed. We will analyse and interpret the new information and post a preliminary decision on this species’s Red List status on this page in early July.
Thank you once again,
BirdLife Red List Team
Based on available information, our preliminary proposal for the 2021 Red List would be to adopt the proposed classifications outlined in the initial forum discussion.
There is now a period for further comments until the final deadline in mid-July, after which the recommended categorisations will be put forward to IUCN.
The final 2021 Red List categories will be published on the BirdLife and IUCN websites in December 2021, following further checking of information relevant to the assessments by both BirdLife and IUCN.
Recommended categorisation to be put forward to IUCN
The final categorisation for this species has not changed. Red-fronted Parrotlet is recommended to be listed as Near Threatened, approaching the threshold for listing as threatened under Criterion C2a(ii).
Many thanks for everyone who contributed to the 2021 GTB Forum process. The final 2021 Red List categories will be published on the BirdLife and IUCN websites in December 2021, following further checking of information relevant to the assessments by both BirdLife and IUCN.
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