Psittacara labati Rothschild, 1905

Guadeloupe parakeet, Labat's conure



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Aratinga labati Rothschild, 1905; Eupsittula labati Rothschild, 1905; Conurus labati Rothschild, 1905


Conservation Status


Last record: 1722 or before (Day, 1981:76)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Guadeloupe, West Indies


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Rothschild, Walter. (1905). Notes on extinct parrots from the West Indies. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 16(118): 13-15.


Other references:

Bird, J.P., Martin, R., Akçakaya, H.R., Gilroy, J., Burfield, I.J., Garnett, S.G., Symes, A., Taylor, J., Şekercioğlu, Ç.H. and Butchart, S.H.M. 2020. Generation lengths of the world’s birds and their implications for extinction risk. Conservation Biology 34(5): 1252-1261.

BirdLife International. (2012a). Aratinga labati. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 16 March 2013.

BirdLife International. (2012b). Psittacara labati. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. ( Downloaded on 21 September 2014.

BirdLife International. 2021. Psittacara labati. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T22728696A194926140. Accessed on 02 July 2022.

Brooks, T. 2000. Extinct species. In: BirdLife International (ed.), Threatened Birds of the World, pp. 701-708. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona and Cambridge, U.K.

Clark, A. H. (1905a). The genus Conurus in the West Indies. The Auk 22: 310-312.

Clark, A. H. (1905b). The West Indian parrots. The Auk 22: 337-344.

Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.

del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. (2014). HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International.

del Hoyo, J., et al. (2020) Birds of the World. Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA

Forshaw, Joseph M. and Cooper, William T. (1989). Parrots of the world. London: Blandford Press.

Greenway James C. (1967). Extinct and Vanishing Birds of the World. American Committee for International Wild Life Protection, Special Publication no 13, 2nd edn. Dover Publications, New York.

Marien, D. and Koopman, Karl F. (1955). The relationships of the West Indian species of Aratinga (Aves: Psittacidae). American Museum Novitates 1712: 1-20.

Rothschild, Lionel Walter Rothschild. (1907). Extinct birds: an attempt to write in one volume a short account of those birds which have become extinct in historical times, that is within the last six or seven hundred years: to which are added a few which still exist, but are on the verge of extinction. London: Hutchinson & Co. XXIX + 243 pp. [p. 59, pl. 16]

Sayol, Ferran, Steinbauer, Manuel J., Blackburn, Tim M., Antonelli, Alexandre and Faurby, Søren. (2020). Anthropogenic extinctions conceal widespread evolution of flightlessness in birds. Science Advances 6(49): eabb6095. [Supplementary Material (Data File S1)]

Tyrberg, Tommy. (2009). Holocene avian extinctions, pp. 63-106. In: Turvey, Samuel T. (ed.). Holocene Extinctions. Oxford, UK & New York, USA: Oxford University Press. xii + 352 pp.

Williams, Mathew I. and Steadman, David W. (2001). The historic and prehistoric distribution of parrots (Psittacidae) in the West Indies, pp. 175-189. In: Woods, Charles A. and Sergile, Florence E. (eds.). Biogeography of the West Indies: Patterns and Perspectives, 2nd ed. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press.


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