Cliff parakeet

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Cliff parakeet
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Myiopsitta
Species: M. luchsi
Binomial name
Myiopsitta luchsi
(Finsch, 1868)

Myiopsitta monachus luchsi
Bolborrhynchus luchsi Finsch, 1868

The cliff parakeet (Myiopsitta luchsi) is a small species of parrot in the family Psittacidae. It occurs in Andean valleys of central Bolivia between 1,000[2] /1,300[3] and 3,000 metres above sea level, roughly from southeastern La Paz to the northern Chuquisaca department. Many taxonomic authorities (including the American Ornithological Society), consider it to be a subspecies of the monk parakeet, while others consider it distinct.

It is smaller in size, with clearer plumage pattern: no scalloping on breast, underparts brighter yellow, underwing lighter. The base of the maxilla is dark.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Myiopsitta luchsi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Juniper, Tony; Parr, Mike (1998). Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World. Helm Identification Guides. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 475–476, plate 62. ISBN 1-873403-40-2. 
  3. ^ Collar, Nigel J. (1997). del Hoyo, Josep; Elliott, Andrew; Sargatal, Jordi, eds. Handbook of Birds of the World. Volume 4: Sandgrouse to Cuckoos. Barcelona.: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 84-87334-22-9.