Aratinga erythrogenys occurs from Manabí, north-west Ecuador, south to Lambayeque and Cajamarca, north-west Peru, with the high Andes marking its easternmost limit, at least in Ecuador3,4,6. There are very few records from the centre of its range, in Guayas, El Oro and Azuay, Ecuador, which may effectively divide the population into two distinct sub-populations3. The total population is unlikely to be smaller than 10,000, with the majority occurring in Ecuador3. Although considered 'common' in parts of its range1,2,4,9, there have been severe local declines3,8, and there is recent anecdotal evidence that numbers are still falling10,11.
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