Fuertes's parrot

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Fuertes's parrot
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Hapalopsittaca fuertesi, named after Louis Agassiz Fuertes
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Hapalopsittaca
H. fuertesi
Binomial name
Hapalopsittaca fuertesi
(Chapman, 1912)

The Fuertes's parrot (Hapalopsittaca fuertesi), also known as the indigo-winged parrot, is a parrot which has a highly restricted range on the west slope of the Central Andes of Colombia. It is classified by the IUCN as being critically endangered.[2] It is threatened by deforestation.


The Fuertes's parrot is about 24 cm long[3] and is green with indigo wing feathers, red shoulders, and a blue crown. The bird's pale ivory bill has chestnut feathers at the base.[4] It was rediscovered in 2002 after an absence of 91 years on the slopes of a volcano in Colombia.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2013). "Hapalopsittaca fuertesi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ BirdLife Species Factsheet
  3. ^ del hoyo, J. Elliott, A. and Sargatal, J. (1997) Handbook of the Birds of the World Volume 4: Sandgrouse to Cuckoos Lynx Edicions, Barcelona
  4. ^ a b Ellis, Richard (2004). No Turning Back: The Life and Death of Animal Species. New York: Harper Perennial. p. 171. ISBN 0-06-055804-0.