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Photo by Stanley Jones
Buenaventura Reserve, Piñas, El Oro Province, Ecuador, November 2014
Pyrrhura orcesi


  • Mainly green
  • Orange eyering
  • Some red and blue in wings
  • Red tipped tail


South America: found in the Andean foothills of south-western Ecuador (El Oro and Azuay).


This is a monotypic species[1].


Damp forest and pastureland. Observed in tropical cloud forest at around .800 m



They nest in natural cavities; the eggs are white.


The diet includes figs, fruit and flowers.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. fjocotoco.org
  3. BF Member observations

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