Indigo-winged Parrot / Hapalopsittaca fuertesi

Indigo-winged Parrot / Hapalopsittaca fuertesi

Indigo-winged Parrot

SCI Name:  Hapalopsittaca fuertesi
Protonym:  Pionopsitta fuertesi Bull.Am.Mus.Nat.Hist. 31 p.143
Taxonomy:  Psittaciformes / Psittacidae /
Taxonomy Code:  inwpar1
Type Locality:  Laguneta, 10340 feet, Cauca, Colombia.
Publish Year:  1912
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(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).

fuertes / fuertesi
Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1874-1927) US bird artist, explorer, collector (subsp. Buteo jamaicensis, syn. Calandrella blanfordi erlangeri, Hapalopsittaca, Icterus).