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Short-tailed parrot

Graydidascalus brachyurus

Description:

The short-tailed parrot (Graydidascalus brachyurus) is the only species of the genus Graydidascalus.

Habitat:

It is found along both banks of the Amazon river and other major Amazonian rivers in Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru.

Notes:

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.

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Aisse Gaertner
Spotted by
Aisse Gaertner

AM, Brazil

Lat: -3.25, Long: -59.86

Spotted on Jun 20, 2017
Submitted on Jul 11, 2017

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