Red-faced Parrot

Red-faced Parrot / Hapalopsittaca pyrrhops

Red-faced Parrot

Here the details of the Red-faced Parrot named bird below:

SCI Name:  Hapalopsittaca pyrrhops
Protonym:  Pionopsitta pyrrhops Ibis p.495
Taxonomy:  Psittaciformes / Psittacidae /
Taxonomy Code:  refpar2
Type Locality:  Santa Rita and San Lucas, Ecuador.
Publish Year:  1876
IUCN Status:  


(Psittacidae; Ϯ Rusty-faced Parrot H. amazonina) Gr. ἁπαλος hapalos  delicate; ψιττακη psittakē  parrot; "Hapalopsittaca gen. nov.  Type, Psittacus amazoninus Des Murs.  Differing from Pionopsitta Bonaparte (type and only species Psittacus pileatus Scopoli) in having the bill relatively much narrower, with maxilla compressed laterally, its width at base equal to but little more than half the length (chord) of culmen; maxillary tomium without distinct, if any, post-ungual notch or "tooth"; base of mandible beneath narrowly and deeply concave; tenth (outermost) primary equal to seventh; lores densely feathered; auricular feathers narrow, somewhat elongated; tail dusky blue distally, dusky red proximally, and sexes alike in color.  ('Aπαλος, delicate; ψιττακη, a parrot.)" (Ridgway 1912); "Hapalopsittaca Ridgway, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 25, 1912, p. 100.  Type, by original designation and monotypy, Psittacus amazoninus Des Murs." (Peters, 1937, III, p. 212).

Gr. πυρρος purrhos  flame-coloured, red  < πυρ pur, πυρος puros  fire; ωψ ōps, ωπος ōpos  countenance, eye (cf. πυρωπος purōpos  fiery-eyed).