Sinú parakeet

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Sinú parakeet
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Pyrrhura
Species: P. subandina
Binomial name
Pyrrhura subandina
(Todd, 1917 )

The Sinú parakeet (Pyrrhura subandina) is a species of bird. It is only known with certainty from the Sinú Valley in northern Colombia. BirdLife International estimates that if the bird is not already extinct, no more than 50 likely exist.[2] Despite extensive searches, there have been no confirmed records of the parakeet since 1949. Scientists know very little about the Sinú Parakeet’s reproductive physiology, nutritional needs, ecology or behavior. There are 18 specimens known from four locations in Colombia, two of which have been deforested. The parakeet is among the 25 “most wanted lost” species that are the focus of Global Wildlife Conservation’s “Search for Lost Species” initiative.[3]


  1. ^ "Pyrrhura subandina". International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Retrieved July 10, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Sinu Parakeet". BirdLife International Data Zone. 
  3. ^ "The Search for Lost Species". Global Wildlife Conservation. 

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