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Hapalopsittaca melanotis (Black-winged Parrot)

Wikipedia Abstract

The black-winged parrot (Hapalopsittaca melanotis), also known as the black-eared parrot or Peruvian black-winged parrot, is a small (24 cm) stocky parrot found in the eastern Andes. It is largely green with large black patches on wings, dull yellow around eyes, blue-grey beak, and distinct patches over the ears. It has two subspecies in separate ranges: It occupies montane forest, both tall trees and boggy areas. It eats mainly fruit. Flocks up to 50. Nest sites unknown.
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Hapalopsittaca melanotis melanotis (Black-winged parrot)
Hapalopsittaca melanotis peruviana (Peruvian black-winged parrot)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.42294
EDGE Score: 1.85988


Diet [1]  Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [1]  100 %
Forages - Canopy [1]  80 %
Forages - Mid-High [1]  20 %


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Bolivian Yungas Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Central Andean puna Argentina, Bolivia, Peru Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Peruvian Yungas Peru Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Amboró National Park II 1093441 Santa Cruz, Bolivia  
Carrasco National Park 1715702 Cochabamba, Bolivia  

Important Bird Areas

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Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Cordillera Yanachaga Peru A1, A2, A3
Cristal Mayu y Alrededores Bolivia A1, A2
Cuenca Cotacajes Bolivia A1, A2, A3
Yungas Superiores de Apolobamba Bolivia A1, A2, A3, A4i
Yungas Superiores de Madidi Bolivia A1, A2, A3

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela Yes

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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