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Black Winged Parrot - Hapalopsittaca Melanotis - Least Concern

The black-winged parrot (Hapalopsittaca melanotis), also known as the black-eared parrot or Peruvian black-winged parrot, is a small (24 cm) stocky parrot found in the eastern Andes. It is largely green with large black patches on wings, dull yellow around eyes, blue-grey beak, and distinct patches over the ears.

It has two subspecies in separate ranges:

Hapalopsittaca melanotis melanotis: Head mostly dull turquoise to slate blue, ear coverts dark or black.

Hapalopsittaca melanotis peruviana: Head mostly green with bluish neck band, ear coverts dull red.

It occupies montane forest, both tall trees and boggy areas.

It eats mainly fruit. Flocks sizes up to 50 individuals. Nest sites unknown.

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