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Black-winged Parrot Hapalopsittaca melanotis

  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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  • © Joe Tobias

The Black-winged Parrot is a stocky parrot of Andean cloud forest in Peru and Bolivia. It is infrequently-observed, but seems to prefer forest patches and edges, and small flocks may be observed flying through cleared areas between patches. It is known to feed largely on mistletoe berries (Gaiadendron spp.), but there is no published information on breeding behavior. It is green overall, with a black leading edge to the wings, black ear patch, and blue highlights on the face, neck, and primaries.

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© Bret Whitney

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Black-winged Parrot (Hapalopsittaca melanotis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: