Pyrrhura subandina Todd

Sinu Parakeet (Pyrrhura subandina)

The Sinu Parakeet was described in 1917; it is restricted to the dry forests of the Sinú Valley in northern Colombia; it was considered a subspecies of the Painted Parakeet (Pyrrhura picta (Müller)) but is now known to be a distinct species. [1]

The species has not been seen since the 1940s and is most likely extinct.



[1] Stuart H. M. Butchart; Stephen Lowe; Rob W. Martin; Andy Symes; James R. S. Westrip; Hannah Wheatley: Which bird species have gone extinct? A novel quantitative classification approach. Biological Conservation 227: 9-18. 2018


edited: 23.04.2022