IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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Range Description

Amazona barbadensis has a disjunct range with seven genetically isolated populations in northern coastal Venezuela (Falcn, Lara, Anzotegui and Sucre) and the islands of Margarita, La Blanquilla, Curaao and Bonaire (Caribbean Netherlands) (Rodrguez-Ferraro 2009). References to the presence of a wild parrot population on on Curaao are made in an 18th century historical source (A. O. Debrot in litt. 1999, 2007); there have been modern reports since 1988 (De Boer 2008, A. Rodrguez-Ferraro in litt. 2012). It is now extinct on Aruba (to Netherlands). The mainland population seems low, while numbers on the islands (1,600 on Margarita in 2008 [Briceo-Linares et al. 2011], 100 on La Blanquilla in 1996-1998 [Rodrguez-Ferraro and Sanz 2007], and 650-800 on Bonaire in 2012 [Department of Resources and Planning, Bonaire per R. Martin and S. Williams in litt. 2012]) appear to fluctuate, but have increased on Margarita from 750 birds in 1989 (Sanz and Grajal 1998). In 1992, 12 captive-reared birds were reintroduced to Margarita, with some success (Sanz and Grajal 1998).


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