Parrots of Oceania – a comparative study of extinction risk

  title={Parrots of Oceania – a comparative study of extinction risk},
  author={George A. Olah and J{\"o}rn Theuerkauf and Andrew Legault and Roman Gula and John A. Stein and Stuart H. M. Butchart and Mark O'brien and Robert Heinsohn},
  journal={Emu - Austral Ornithology},
  pages={112 - 94}
ABSTRACT Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, Wallacea, and the islands of the Pacific Ocean collectively possess 42% of the world’s parrot species, including half of all Critically Endangered species. We used comparative methods to review the factors related to extinction risk of 167 extant and 5 extinct parrot species from this region, subsequently referred to as ‘Oceania’. We tested a range of ecological and socio-economic variables as predictors of extinction risk for parrots in the region… Expand
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