Pyrrhura molinae is a small parrot species native to South America. It has a green body with a yellowish-green forehead, cheeks, and throat. Its wings and tail are blue-green, and its beak is black. It is found in humid montane forests, usually at elevations of 1,000 to 2,000 meters. Its lifespan is up to 25 years, and its current population is estimated to be between 10,000 and 20,000 individuals.
Name Origin: Pyrrhura molinae, commonly known as the Green-cheeked Parakeet, was first described by German naturalist Johann Baptist von Spix in 1824. The genus name Pyrrhura is derived from the Greek words pyrrhos, meaning flame-colored, and oura, meaning tail. The species name molinae is in honor of Chilean naturalist Juan Ignacio Molina.
Related Species: Pyrrhura leucotis, Pyrrhura picta, Pyrrhura cruentata, Pyrrhura rupicola, Pyrrhura melanura