Regent parrot - endangered species listing

The regent parrot (eastern subsp.) (Polytelis anthopeplus monarchoides) is listed as ENDANGERED on the schedules of the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act. The species was listed because:

  • Its population has been reduced to a critical level
  • It faces severe threatening processes
  • It is an ecological specialist (it depends on particular types of diet or habitat)
  • It concentrates (individuals within populations of the species congregate or aggregate at specific locations)

The above reasons are a summary of why the species was listed as endangered. The reasons are based on:

  • Criteria set down in the Endangered Fauna Protection Act, which has now been replaced by the Threatened Species Conservation Act.
  • Data obtained from a questionnaire sent out to experts on this species. The questionnaire was used to evaluate the status of all threatened and non-threatened native vertebrates in NSW. The results were published in an NPWS monograph which you can buy online - see below for more details.

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    Page last updated: 28 February 2011