Red-fan Parrot

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.

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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 16 July 2012
Scientific Name
Deroptyus accipitrinus
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Deroptyus
  • D. accipitrinus
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 7 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
12 to 15 inches
7 to 10.5 ounces

International Names

Brazilian (Português brasileiro) Anacã
Chinese (汉语) 鹰头鹦哥
Czech (Cesky) amazoňan vějířový
Danish (Dansk) Kravepapegøje
Dutch (Nederlands) Kraagpapegaai
Finnish (Suomi) haukka-aratti
French (Français) Papegeai maillé
German (Deutsch) Fächerpapagei
Italian (Italiano) Pappagallo accipitrino
Japanese (日本語) ヒオウギインコ [hiougiinko]
Norwegian (Norsk) Kragepapegøye
Polish (Polski) kapturnica
Russian (русский язык) Веерный попугай
Spanish (Español) Loro Cacique
Swedish (Svenska) Hökhuvudpapegoja
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