Parrots (Psittacidae)

Rusty-faced Parrot (Hapalopsittaca amazonina) - HBW 4, p. 461

French: Caïque à face rouge German: Zwergamazone Spanish: Lorito Amazonino

Taxonomy: Psittacus amazoninus Des Murs, 1845, Bogotá.
Forms superspecies with H. fuertesi and H. pyrrhops, and all three have commonly been considered conspecific. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • velezi Graves & Uribe Restrepo, 1989 - C Andes of Colombia.
  • amazonina (Des Murs, 1845) - E Andes of Colombia.
  • theresae (Hellmayr, 1915) - extreme E Colombia and NW Venezuela.

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