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The short-tailed parrot (Graydidascalus brachyurus) is the only species of the genus Graydidascalus.
It is found along both banks of the Amazon river and other major Amazonian rivers in Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru.
It has a total length of about 24 cm (9 1⁄2 in). It is overall green with a large dark bill (large even for a parrot) and, as suggested by its name, a very short tail. Adults show a small maroon-red spot on the shoulder and at the base of the outer tail-feathers, but typically neither are easy to see.