Indigo-winged Parrot

South America


Hapalopsittaca fuertesi


Its forest habitat has been ruined to make way for cattle pasture and logging activities which results to limited nest options, scarce food resources, and risk of poaching.

The Indigo-Winged Parrot is confined within the high-altitude forest regions of Colombia. Its scientific name is a tribute to Louis Agassiz Fuertes, a notable American bird lover. This green-hued bird species from the Psittacidae family is considered one of the most attractive of its kind which also makes it the most vulnerable to extinction.

Its physical features include a yellow-olive breast, violet-tipped red tail, and distinct red colors in its shoulder, belly patch, and frontal bar. Its face and fore crown are yellow-hued while its nape and rear crown are bluish in color.