This New Parrot Species Sounds Like a Hawk
A new study says the bright, noisy bird have escaped notice in Mexico's Yucatán forests—but parrot experts are skeptical.
For decades, countless bird lovers have scoured the Yucatán Peninsula on a quest for rare species. Now it appears they all missed one—and a bright and noisy one at that.
A parrot with paint-box colors and a voice like a hawk’s has been discovered in the Yucatán in Mexico, according to a new study. Christened the blue-winged Amazon, it was completely unknown to science until a few years ago.
That makes it an oddity: New parrot species named in recent years tend to be subspecies later promoted to full species status, often as a result of DNA tests. (Read about the loss of a blue parrot that was the last of its kind.)
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