The parrot Pyrrhura viridicata in Sierra Nevada is an endemic species inhabiting the mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.It was listed by IUCN in 2006 as an endangered species mainly due to the deterioration and destruction of its habitat.
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Olaciregui Pineda, CA 2006. Monitoring the use of artificial nests by the parrot Pyrrhura viridicata in “El Dorado” Bird Reserve and buffer zone of San Lorenzo, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Resumen.