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Lost species Sinu Parakeet
IUCN Red List threat categories.

Sinú Parakeet

SCIENTIFIC NAME: PYRRHURA SUBANDINA
LAST SEEN IN 1949 IN COLOMBIA
YEARS LOST: 69
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

 

This beautiful tropical parakeet is only known with certainty from the Sinú Valley in northern Colombia. BirdLife International estimates that if the bird is not already extinct, no more than 50 likely exist. Despite extensive searches, there have been no confirmed records of the parakeet since 1949. Scientists know very little about the Sinú Parakeet’s reproductive physiology, nutritional needs, ecology or behavior. There are 18 individuals known from four locations in Colombia, two of which have been deforested.

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