Celebrating #WorldParrotDay2021

Today, May 31st 2021, is World Parrot Day where we aim to bring attention to the threats that both wild and captive parrots face.

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In Indonesia, there are over 85 species of parrot. Of that 85, 14 species are protected by law due to the threat of extinction. The area that is richest with parrots is the Wallace line, which covers the islands of Sulawesi, Nusa, Tenggara, and Maluku.

One of the primary threats to wild parrots in Indonesia is captured or poached from their habitat. These parrots are often smuggled out of Indonesia via sea routes. These captured parrots have a very high death rate (of nearly 40%) due to long transportation without food or water, poor poaching methods, and poor handling.

List of Parrots in Indonesia

Old World Parrots:

  • Pesquet’s parrot
  • Yellow-capped pygmy-parrot
  • Geelvink pygmy-parrot (E)
  • Buff-faced pygmy-parrot
  • Red-breasted pygmy-parrot
  • Moluccan king-parrot
  • Papuan king-parrot
  • Olive-shouldered parrot (E)
  • Red-winged parrot
  • Buru racquet-tail
  • Golden-mantled racquet-tail
  • Yellow-breasted racquet-tail
  • Eclectus parrot
  • Red-cheeked parrot
  • Blue-collared parrot
  • Blue-rumped parrot
  • Rose-ringed parakeet
  • Red-breasted parakeet
  • Long-tailed parakeet
  • Painted tiger-parrot
  • Brehm’s tiger-parrot
  • Modest tiger-parrot
  • Madarasz’s tiger-parrot
  • Black-lored parrot
  • Great-billed parrot
  • Blue-naped parrot
  • Azure-rumped parrot
  • Yellow-billed lorikeet
  • Orange-billed lorikeet
  • Orange-breasted fig-parrot
  • Double-eyed fig-parrot
  • Large fig-parrot
  • Edwards’s fig-parrot
  • Salvadori’s fig-parrot (E)
  • Plum-faced lorikeet
  • Blue-fronted lorikeet (E)
  • Striated lorikeet
  • Pygmy lorikeet
  • Red-fronted lorikeet
  • Red-flanked lorikeet
  • Fairy lorikeet
  • Josephine’s lorikeet
  • Papuan lorikeet
  • Black lory
  • Brown lory
  • Yellow-streaked lory
  • Chattering lory (E)
  • Purple-naped lory (E)
  • Black-capped lory
  • Iris lorikeet (E)
  • Goldie’s lorikeet
  • Red-and-blue lory (E)
  • Violet-necked lory (E)
  • Red lory (E)
  • Blue-streaked lory (E)
  • Black-winged lory (E)
  • Blue-eared lory (E)
  • Dusky lory
  • Ornate lorikeet (E)
  • Sunset lorikeet
  • Leaf lorikeet (E)
  • Marigold lorikeet (E)
  • Coconut lorikeet
  • Red-collared lorikeet
  • Olive-headed lorikeet (E)
  • Yellow-and-green lorikeet (E)
  • Blue-crowned hanging-parrot
  • Sulawesi hanging-parrot (E)
  • Sula hanging-parrot (E)
  • Moluccan hanging-parrot
  • Sangihe hanging-parrot (E)
  • Papuan hanging-parrot
  • Pygmy hanging-parrot (E)
  • Yellow-throated hanging-parrot
  • Wallace’s hanging-parrot (E)

Cockatoos:

  • Palm cockatoo
  • Little corella
  • Tanimbar cockatoo (E)
  • Yellow-crested cockatoo
  • Sulphur-crested cockatoo
  • Salmon-crested cockatoo (E)
  • White cockatoo (E)

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