Cotorra Colicorta/Short-tailed Parrot/Graydidascalus brachyurus

Foto: Mauricio Ossa

Nombre en español: Cotorra Colicorta

Nombre en inglés: Short-tailed Parrot

Nombre científico: Graydidascalus brachyurus

Familia: Psittacidae

Canto: Ottavio Janni

El loro colicorto o curica verde (Graydidascalus brachyurus) es una especie de cotorra sudamericana autóctona de las selvas amazónicas. Se distribuye desde Ecuador y Perú hasta la Guayana Francesa, a través de la Amazonía colombiana y brasileña.

Foto: Carlos Martinez

Esta especie, la única del género Graydidascalus, está emparentada con el loro cariamarillo (Alipiopsitta xanthops), especie propia de Bolivia y Brasil.

Short-tailed parrot

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. As suggested by its range, it is associated with the specific forest and woodland types growing near major rivers, although it also extends into the coastal deltas of French Guiana and Amapá, Brazil.

Foto: Chris Bell

The closest relative is the yellow-faced parrot (Alipiopsitta xanthops) and the members of the genus Pionus.


It has a total length of about 24 cm (9 12 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.


The species is considered safe at the moment.

Fuente: Wikipedia/eBird/xeno-canto

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