Matomo-Image-Tracker Psittaciformes - Myiopsitta - Cliff Parakeet


Cliff Parakeet - Myiopsitta Luchsi - Least Concern

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 - 1,300 and 3,000 meters 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.

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