Fundación ProAves – por la conservación en el país de las aves

Hapalopsittaca amazonina

15 April, 2009



Rusty-faced Parrot (Hapalopsittaca amazonina velezi) is categorized as an endangered species in the international scope and as vulnerable in the Colombian national scope. The reason for this classification is the small population size and the loss and fragmentation of its habitat caused by the expansion of the feed-crops extensions in the Andean forest.

Some of the studies conducted so far regarding the situation of this species are:

Mayorquín, LA 2004. Identification of issues related to the foraging and reproduction of the endangered subspecies of parrot Hapalopsittaca amazonina velezi in an area of the eastern flank of the Central Ridge. Resume.