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Fuertes's Parrot - Hapalopsittaca Fuertesi - Vulnerable

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.

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