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Sinú Parakeet
Scientific Name: PYRRHURA SUBANDINALast Seen: 1949 IN COLOMBIAYears Lost: 70Red List Status: Critically Endangered

This beautiful tropical parakeet is only known with certainty from the Sinú Valley in northern Colombia. BirdLife International estimates that if the bird is not already extinct, no more than 50 likely exist. Despite extensive searches, there have been no confirmed records of the parakeet since 1949. Scientists know very little about the Sinú Parakeet’s reproductive physiology, nutritional needs, ecology or behavior. There are 18 individuals known from four locations in Colombia, two of which have been deforested.

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