Blue-backed Parrot Tanygnathus everetti

Blue-backed Parrot Tanygnathus everetti

Blue-backed Parrot Tanygnathus everetti

Endangered

Location: Philippines

Nearly one-third of parrot species in the world are threatened with extinction. According to a 2021 study, current protected areas are not sufficient to protect parrot diversity, overlapping with only 10% of the geographic range of all parrot species.

Agriculture is the main threat to parrots and is especially relevant in the Neotropics, where parrot species richness is highest.

The fate of parrots is largely tied to the fate of forests, as 70% of parrots are forest-dependent. The study concludes that the future of parrots relies on policy-making in specific countries.

The Blue-backed Parrot of The #Philippines is #endangered due to massive #deforestation for #palmoil and #meat #agriculture. Support their survival in the supermarket, go plant-based and #Boycott4Wildlife

Very little is known about the ecology of the Blue-backed Parrot, although they are likely to occur in similar habitats to the Azure-rumped Parrot Tanygnathus sumatranus. The species may therefore occur across tropical, lowland, and montane forests, as well as mangrove swamps and degraded forests (del Hoyo et al. 1997) in the Philippines. The trapping of adults and nestlings for the cagebird and pet trade are the most significant threats, with heavy trapping particularly extensive in the early 2000’s (P. Widmann in litt. 2020, S. Mahood in litt. 2020). Scarcity of captured birds in markets (D. Gutierrez per N. Collar in litt. 2020) also suggests the genuine rarity of the species.

There is also some level of forest loss across the species’ range (Global Forest Watch 2020). Mining activities also continue to reduce habitats across Tawi-Tawi (D. Allen in litt. 2020).

IUCN Red List

Further Information

ICUN endangered logo

BirdLife International. 2020. Tanygnathus everetti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T181753148A181756316. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T181753148A181756316.en. Downloaded on 21 January 2021.


Support the conservation of this species

There are currently no conservation activities in place.

Create art to support this forgotten animal or join the #Boycott4Wildlife on social media and in the supermarket.


Contribute in three ways

  1. Creatives: Promote your creative business and use your creative expertise to raise awareness and join the fight to save endangered species. Join us!
  2. Conservationists: Showcase your conservation work and activism, blog about the urgent issues that are vital right now. Join us!
  3. Animal lovers: Big supermarket brands are directly contributing to this species’ extinction by destroying forests. You can join the #Boycott4Wildlife by sharing information from this website and boycotting brands in the supermarket.

Published by Palm Oil Detectives

Hi, I’m Palm Oil Detective’s Editor in Chief. Palm Oil Detectives is partly a consumer website about palm oil in products and partly an online community for writers, artists and musicians to showcase their work and express their love for endangered species. I have a strong voice for creatures great and small threatened by deforestation. With our collective power we can shift the greed of the retail industry and influence big palm oil to stop cutting down forests. Be bold! Be courageous! Join me and stand up for the animals with your art and your supermarket choices

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: