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Old Thursday 10th September 2020, 00:26   #1
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I took this photo a while ago and using my birds of Colombia field book haven´t been able to identify this parrot I´ve looked at all of the birds of the area but none seems to have the blue patterns plumage. The more likely is forpus conspecilliatus but I´m not happy with the identification. I would really like to tell wich bird this is. Any help would be appreciated. The photo was taken around (4° 0'16.47"N; 76°18'35.79"O) Valle del Cauca, buga.
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Old Thursday 10th September 2020, 01:29   #2
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Blue-headed parrot seems to be over large parts of Colombia and would be my guess

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Old Thursday 10th September 2020, 01:31   #3
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Forpus are small and that looks like a medium sized bird.
With that blue head, the obvious suggestion is Blue-headed Parrot (Pionus menstruus), no?

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Old Thursday 10th September 2020, 01:48   #4
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Agree: blue-headed parrot
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Old Thursday 10th September 2020, 16:01   #5
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That was my impression, too.
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Old Thursday 10th September 2020, 18:19   #6
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It's certainly not a Forpus. I agree Blue-headed Parrot seems the most likely. Certainly the wings being swept down that far are a good argument for Pionus over Amazona, and the lack of visible red in the wing combined with the apparently blue head are good arguments. Would be hard, really, to argue anything else even if the photo is less than detailed.
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Old Thursday 10th September 2020, 21:45   #7
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Ok I agree I don´t see why I doubted. Thanks for the help I appreciate it. How do I end this thread?
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No need to "end" a thread... after people stop responding it will move down the list of active threads but still be available in the future.

Saludos y un abrazo! Lo que sucedió anoche en Bogotá es un horror :(
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