I would contend that this is a fairly commonly-seen species within the Honiara city limits – and thus is not overtly dependent on native forest. Given that observation I do not see this species as being strongly negatively affected by the rate of logging in country. I do agree that the wild bird trade may well be having a substantial effect – and would support further knowledge/understanding of the scale of that relative to the population available.
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.
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BirdLife Red List Team
Based on available information, our preliminary proposal for the 2021 Red List would be to list Rusty-faced Parrot as Near Threatened, approaching the threshold for listing as threatened under Criteria A3cd+4cd.
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.
With forest loss at perhaps 7-11% over three generations, trapping needs to be causing a significant decline to approach a population decline of 30% over three generations. I have seen small numbers of this species kept as pets and for local trade across its range on multiple visits between 1990-2016 but it remains relatively common in the wild and I do not ‘feel’ that these trapping rates are either increasing or unsustainable. I would like to see more robust estimates of trapping and global trade before we list this species.
Recommended categorisation to be put forward to IUCN
Following further review, the recommended categorisation for this species has been changed.
Yellow-bibbed Lory is now recommended to be listed as Least Concern. This is because comments and additional expert opinion indicated that the combined impact of trapping and deforestation is unlikely to be causing a population decline at a rate that approaches the thresholds for Vulnerable under Criterion A.
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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