A new amazon parrot from the Yucatan

Main report: This New Parrot Species Sounds Like a Hawk
(National Geographic News)
Other Reporting: CNN, Newsweek, EurekAlert!, ScienceNewsOnline
Scientific Paper: Peer J   
New Taxa: Amazona gomezgarzai
Common Name: Blue-winged Amazon
Species named for: veterenarian and discoverer Miguel Gómez Garza
Categories: Birds | New Species
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The birds’ distinctive calls, behavior, plumage, and DNA led the researchers to declare the animal a new species.  Further genetic analyses are necessary to help prove the new species more definitively.  Researchers estimate there are only a hundred blue-winged Amazons in the wild.

Photo by Tony Silva (CC)

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