8 Rarest Parrots in the World

1. Glaucous Macaw

Little is known about the natural Glaucous Macaw population. The IUCN Red List indicates there are less than 50 Glaucous Macaws in the wild, but no sightings since the 1960s.

2. New Caledonian Lorikeet

As with the Glaucous Macaw, the New Caledonian Lorikeet's status is uncertain. The New Caledonian Lorikeet has been missing since 1976 despite several searches.

3. Red-throated Lorikeet

Another parrot whose wild condition is uncertain is the Red-throated Lorikeet. Due to limited occurrences, the IUCN Red List deems the Red-throated Lorikeet highly endangered but not extinct.

4. Spix’s Macaw

In September 2018, eight bird species were declared extinct, including the Spix's Macaw, which inspired Rio. The good news is that breeding programs have 60–80 birds in captivity.

5. Kākāpō

In September 2018, eight bird species were declared extinct, including the Spix's Macaw, which inspired Rio. The good news is that breeding programs have 60–80 birds in captivity.

6. Indigo-winged Parrot

In September 2018, eight bird species were declared extinct, including the Spix's Macaw, which inspired Rio. The good news is that breeding programs have 60–80 birds in captivity.

7. Orange-bellied Parrot

In September 2018, eight bird species were declared extinct, including the Spix's Macaw, which inspired Rio. The good news is that breeding programs have 60–80 birds in captivity.

8. Sulu Racquet-tail

In September 2018, eight bird species were declared extinct, including the Spix's Macaw, which inspired Rio. The good news is that breeding programs have 60–80 birds in captivity.