A new parrot species has been identified from the Yucatán Peninsula: The Blue-winged Amazon.

I had no idea there were remote parts of the Yucatán Peninsula but apparently there are. The next time I make a trip to Cancun think I’ll wonder inland a little bit.

In 2014, during a visit to one of the remote locations of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, ornithologist Dr. Miguel A. Gómez Garza discovered a new species of parrot, which has been named the Blue-winged Amazon (Amazona gomezgarzai). The new species has a distinctive call and distinctive color pattern.

A complete report on the discovery and study of the new species is available on the PeerJ web site.

Blue-winged Amazon

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