Habitat and Ecology
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
CITES Appendix II. It is common in Chingaza National Park and the adjacent Río Blanco-Olivares Forest Reserve and Carpanta Biological Reserve (Wege and Long 1995, F. G. Stiles in litt. 1999), and occurs in reserves at Soata, Farallones de Medina and Guayabetal (Cortés-Herrera et al. 2007). West-slope records in c.1980 were from forest now protected by Guanentá-Alto Río Fonce Fauna and Flora Sanctuary, Santander (Wege and Long 1995, J. I. Hernández Camacho unpublished data). Experimental nest boxes have been occupied in Chingaza National Park (Anon 2005, Arenas-Mosquera 2011) and Farallones de Medina (O. Cortés in litt. 2012). Conservation Actions Proposed
Search for the species in Sumapaz National Park. Confirm its occurrence at Macizo de Tamá, Norte de Santander, and search in the adjacent El Tamá National Park, Venezuela. Study population densities in different forest-types and estimate current population (Salaman 2000). Strengthen the effective protection of Chingaza National Park and adjacent protected areas. Formally protect Vereda Monterredondo. Monitor success of nest boxes in Chingaza National Park, and monitor birds at Soata (Cortés-Herrera et al. 2007).
The flame-winged parakeet (Pyrrhura calliptera), also known as the brown-breasted parakeet, is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. It is endemic to forest edge and shrub at altitudes of 1700–3400 m. on the east Andean slope in Colombia. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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