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SPECIES INFO

Also known as Black-eared Parrot, Peruvian Black-winged Parrot.

The Black-winged Parrot, Hapalopsittaca melanotis, is a small (24cm) stocky parrot found in the eastern Andes. It is largely green with large black patches on wings, dull yellow around eyes, blue-grey beak, and distinct patches over the ears. It has two subspecies in separate ranges:

  • H. m. melanotis: Bolivian yungas, 1500-2500m. Head mostly dull turquoise to slate blue, ear coverts dark or black.
  • H. m. peruviana: Eastern Peruvian Andes (incl. higher parts of Manu National Park), 2800-3400m. Head mostly green with bluish neck band, ear coverts dull red.

It occupies montane forest, both tall trees and boggy areas. It eats mainly fruit. Flocks up to 50. Nest sites unknown.





                                     



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