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CITES requirements for marking Annex A birds

A list of CITES Annex “A” psittacines.

All these birds need the proper DEFRA paperwork


Cacatua goffini - goffin's cockatoo
Cacatua haematuropygia - philippine/red vented cockatoo
Cacatua moluccensis- moluccan/salmon crested cockatoo
Cacatua sulphurea - lesser sulphur crested/ yellow crested cockatoo
Cacatua sulphurea abbotti - abbot's lesser sulphur crested cockatoo
Cacatua sulphurea parvula - timor cockatoo
Cacatua sulphurea citrinocristata - citron crested cockatoo
Probosciger aterrimus - palm cockatoo

Loriidae Lories, lorikeets

Eos histrio - red and blue lorikeet
Vini ultramarina - blue/ultra marine lorikeet

Psittacidae Amazons, macaws, parakeets, parrots

Amazona arausiaca - red necked amazon
Amazona barbadensis - yellow shouldered amazon
Amazona brasiliensis - red tailed amazon
Amazona finschi - lilac crowned amazon
Amazona guildingii - st vincents amazon
Amazona imperialis - imperial amazon
Amazona leucocephala - cuban amazon
Amazona ochrocephala - sub species double yellow headed amazon auropalliata -
Amazona ochrocephala belizensis - sub species double yellow headed amazon
Amazona ochrocephala caribaea - sub species double yellow headed amazon
Amazona ochrocephala oratrix - double yellow headed amazon
Amazona ochrocephala parvipes - sub species double yellow headed amazon
Amazona ochrocephala tresmariae - sub species double yellow headed amazon
Amazona pretrei - red spectacled amazon
Amazona rhodocorytha - red browed amazon
Amazona tucumana- tucuman parrot
Amazona versicolor - st lucia amazon
Amazona vinacea - vinaceous amazon
Amazona viridigenalis - green cheeked amazon
Amazona vittata - puerto rican amazon
Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus - hyacinth macaw
Anodorhynchus leari - lear's macaw
Anodorhynchus glaucus - glaucous macaw
Ara ambigua - great green macaw
Ara glaucogularis (Often traded under the incorrect designation Ara caninde) blue-throated macaw
Ara macao - scarlet macaw
Ara maracana - illigers macaw
Ara militaris - military macaw
Ara rubrogenys - red fronted macaw
Cyanopsitta spixii - spix's macaw
Aratinga guarouba - golden conure
Cyanoramphus forbesi - chatham island/forbes yellow fronted parakeet
Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae - norfolk island parakeet
Cyclopsitta diophthalma coxeni - coxen's double eyed fig parrot
Eunymphicus cornutus - horned parakeet
Geopsittacus occidentalis  - night parrot
Neophema chrysogaster - orange bellied parakeet
Ognorhynchus icterotis - yellow eared conure
Pezoporus wallicus - ground parrot
Pionopsitta pileata - pileated/ red capped parrot
Propyrrhura couloni - blue headed macaw
Propyrrhura maracana - blue winged macaw
Psephotus chrysopterygius - golden shouldered parrot
Psephotus dissimilis - hooded parrot
Psephotus pulcherrimus (possibly extinct) - paradise parakeet
Psittacula echo - mauritius (echo) parakeet
Psittacula krameri (Ghana) - ring necked parakeet
Psittacus erithacus - African grey parrot
Psittacus erithacus timneh - Timneh grey parrot
Pyrrhura cruentata - blue throated parakeet
Rhynchopsitta terrisi - maroon fronted parakeet
Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha - thick billed parrot
Strigops habroptilus - kakapo

(All other sulphur crested cockatoos such as the Greater, Medium, Fitzroy, Triton do not need paperwork for trade).

Additional Guidance Notes for Parrot Breeders and copy of Preferred Form for Breeding Records (form GN5-Feb 00), General Guidance Note For Importers and Exporters (form GN1-Jan00), Guidance Notes: Article 10 Application Form (FED1012), Certificate Application Form (form FED 1012-09/98 MSU), Guidance Notes;- Import /Export /ReExport Application Form (FED0172), Import / Export / Re-Export Permit / Certificate Application Form (FED0172-05/97 DDP) Charges for CITES Permits, and any further queries on Buying, Keeping, Breeding and Selling CITES or EC listed Parrot Species (whether Dead or Alive) should be made to:-

For any further information on Licensing of Birds, please go to the main DEFRA, animal licensing website: