French: Caïque à face rousse German: Zwergamazone Spanish: Lorito amazonino
Subspecies and Distribution
H. a. velezi
G. R. Graves & Uribe Restrepo, 1989 –
W & C Andes of Colombia (Antioquia#R, Caldas to Huila); probably this race recorded in extreme N Ecuador#R.
H. a. amazonina
(Des Murs, 1845) – E Andes of Colombia (Norte de Santander to Cundinamarca) and extreme W Venezuela (Páramo de Tamá).
H. a. theresae
(Hellmayr, 1915) – NW Venezuela (C Trujillo to N Táchira).
23 cm; 97–115 g. Forehead and crown dull orange-red, lores yellow, extending below eye, base of lower mandible to chin orange-red, ear-coverts brownish red with yellow... read more
Flight call is a repeated strident and loud “creek!”. When perched, also utters similar piercing... read more
Very wet cloud forest at 2500–3000 m, occasionally as low as 2000 m; race velezi... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds and fruit, including those of Clusia and mistletoes.
No information, except that adult male type of velezi, taken in Jul, was not breeding.
None recorded other than small vertical displacements.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Formerly listed as Endangered. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Generally rare throughout its range; the only site at which it was... read more
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