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About the Red-fan Parrot

Also known as: Hawk-headed Parrot

The Red-fan Parrot, also known as the Hawk-headed Parrot, is a species of parrot that lives around the Amazon river in South American countries like Peru, Brazil, and Columbia. Their preferred habitat is tropical rainforest and savanna land.

The Red-fan Parrot has a unique look which includes a fan-like group of feathers around the nape of the neck that can be raised when the bird is alarmed.

These beautiful parrots are sometimes kept as companion pets, though they are not overly popular in the parrot trade. Their life expectancy in captivity ranges from 30 to 40 years.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 16 July 2012
Scientific Name Deroptyus accipitrinus
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Deroptyus
  • D. accipitrinus
Birdorable Family Parrots & Parakeets
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 29 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
12 to 15 inches
7 to 10.5 ounces
Range South America

International Names

  • Anacã (Brazilian)
  • 鹰头鹦哥 (Chinese)
  • amazoňan vějířový (Czech)
  • Kravepapegøje (Danish)
  • Kraagpapegaai (Dutch)
  • haukka-aratti (Finnish)
  • Papegeai maillé (French)
  • Fächerpapagei (German)
  • Pappagallo accipitrino (Italian)
  • ヒオウギインコ [hiougiinko] (Japanese)
  • Kragepapegøye (Norwegian)
  • kapturnica (Polish)
  • Веерный попугай (Russian)
  • Loro Cacique (Spanish)
  • Hökhuvudpapegoja (Swedish)

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