Dr Stephen Garnett and Dr Gabriel Crowley
The golden-shouldered parrot Psephotus chrysopterygius Gould 1858 is a small granivore closely related to the extinct paradise parrot P. pulcherrimus (Gould, 1845), and more-distantly-related to the secure hooded parrot P. dissimilis Collett, 1898 (Christidis and Norman 1996).
Listed as endangered under Schedule 2 of the Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulation 1994, and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). Fits the criteria of endangered under IUCN Red List categories (IUCN SSC 2001) Category B1a,b(i)(ii)(iii)(iv) (extent of occurrence Garnett and Crowley, 2000). Listed under Appendix I of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).