|Hapalopsittaca fuertesi, named after Louis Agassiz Fuertes|
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. It is threatened by deforestation.
The Fuertes's parrot is about 24 cm long 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. It was rediscovered in 2002 after an absence of 91 years on the slopes of a volcano in Colombia.
- BirdLife International (2013). "Hapalopsittaca fuertesi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- BirdLife Species Factsheet
- del hoyo, J. Elliott, A. and Sargatal, J. (1997) Handbook of the Birds of the World Volume 4: Sandgrouse to Cuckoos Lynx Edicions, Barcelona
- Ellis, Richard (2004). No Turning Back: The Life and Death of Animal Species. New York: Harper Perennial. p. 171. ISBN 0-06-055804-0.
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