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Fuertes's Parrot
04 53 292 hapalopsittaca fuertesi
Information
Common Name Indigo-winged Parrot
Range central Andes, and Colombia.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Psittaciformes
Family Psittacidae
Genus Hapalopsittaca
Species Hapalopsittaca fuertesi
Conservation Status
CRSpecies
Critically Endangered

The Fuertes's parrot (Hapalopsittaca fuertesi), also known as the indigo-winged parrot, is a species of parrot which has a highly restricted range on the west slope of the central Andes, and Colombia. It is classified by the IUCN as being critically endangered. 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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