Today we reveal Bonanza Bird #7: The Red-fan Parrot, also known as the Hawk-headed Parrot. The Red-fan Parrot is a beautiful species that lives in South America. They are named for the unusual fan of feathers found around the nape.... Read more »
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 & Statistics
The Red-fan Parrot is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.