French: Caïque à ailes noires German: Schwarzflügelpapagei Spanish: Lorito alinegro
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Subspecies and Distribution
H. m. peruviana
(Carriker, 1932) – C to S Peru (Huánuco to Junín, N Cuzco).
H. m. melanotis
(Lafresnaye, 1847) – CW Bolivia (S La Paz to W Santa Cruz).
24 cm. Green, more yellowish on underparts; frontal band and lores blue, crown tinged blue-grey; narrow bare skin round eye dark, surrounded by flesh-coloured feathering; ear... read more
Flight call is a series of 1–3 short, rather mellow-sounding notes, sometimes followed by a higher-... read more
Patches of humid montane evergreen forest, cloud and elfin forest between 1740 and 3450 m,... read more
Food and feeding
Berries taken in treetops, with a strong preference for mistletoes of the genus Gaiadendron.
May be seasonal at higher altitudes; groups of up to 50 observed wandering between wooded patches,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Locally common, sometimes occurring in fairly large flocks, but evidently scarcer in Peru than... read more
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