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.