French: Caïque de Salvin German: Salvinpapagei Spanish: Lorito ecuatoriano
Santa Rita and San Lucas, Ecuador
SW Ecuador (S from Cañar) to extreme NW Peru (N Cajamarca).
22 cm. Very like H. amazonina but entire area around bill orange-red, extending in line above and behind eye; crown otherwise green, tinged blue; breast less olive;... read more
Flight call is a rather subdued, mellow-sounding “currrt”. When perched, utters a wider variety of... read more
Very wet upper montane cloud forest, forest patches and shrubbery at the páramo ecotone,... read more
Food and feeding
Miconia fruits, Viburnum berries, Weinmannia shoots, flowers and seeds, Clethra flowers and pods, and... read more
Oct–Jan, possibly also Aug. Nest in cavity in tree. Eggs two, possibly sometimes three.
Some seasonal or irregular displacements, possibly mainly altitudinal in nature, occur.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Previously listed as Endangered. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Very uncommon and local in Ecuador, where forest clearance almost... read more
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