Red-faced Parrot (Hapalopsittaca pyrrhops)

Order: Psittaciformes | Family: Psittacidae | IUCN Status: Vulnerable

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Northeast Peru

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Ecuador


Identification & Behavior: ~22 cm (8.6 in). The Red-faced Parrot has red around the bill. The wing coverts on the shoulder area are reddish. The primary and part of the secondary flight feathers are blue. The bill is pale. It forages quietly in the canopy of humid montane forests on the east slope of the Andes. It is more often seen in flight in pairs or small flocks. The plumage and morphology are unique in its range but see the larger Speckle-faced Parrot.

Status: The Red-faced Parrot is rare and inconspicuous in humid montane forests of extreme northeast Peru at elevations ranging between 2350-3000 m. It occurs in the humid forests on both sides of the upper Marañon drainage. It also occurs in Ec.

Name in Spanish: Loro de Cara Roja.

Sub-species: Red-faced Parrot (Hapalopsittaca pyrrhops), Salvin, 1876.

Meaning of Name: Hapalopsittaca: Gr. Hapalos= delicate and ptilon= feather, plumage. pyrrhops: Gr. flame-colored, red.

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Distribution Map
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References:

    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 08/01/2015.