Yellow-collared Macaw (Primolius auricollis)

Assessment Summary
The species is native to the central region of South America – south-western Brazil, eastern Bolivia, northern Paraguay and northern Argentina.

There is no record of the species ever establishing feral populations outside of its natural range. It has had little impact on human agricultural activities in its natural range apart from some incursions into grain and maize fields as an opportunist species. There are no recorded incidences of organised control method being instigated against the Yellow¬collared macaw. There appear to be no incidences of adverse behaviours directed at agriculture, disease or any forms of human habitation. It has a rare status in aviculture in Australia and has never established escapee populations in Australia or anywhere else in the world.

The Yellow-collared macaw is not globally threatened and is listed as least concern by the IUCN. The species has an extremely large range and the population trend appears to be stable. The Yellow-collared macaw is listed on Appendix II to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna and export and import of this species is therefore subject to regulation under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. 

This risk assessment concludes that the species is not dangerous to humans, has a low likelihood of establishment in Tasmania, and low consequences if the species established in Tasmania.

Assessment Doc​umentation
Yellow-collared Macaw (Primolius auricollis) Risk Assessment   (184Kb)

Contact

Wildlife Management Branch
134 Macquarie Street
GPO Box 44
HOBART TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 4305
Fax: 03 6173 0253
Email: wildlife.reception@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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