Formerly present in northern Ecuador and undoubtedly along many more localities within the Eastern, Central and Western Andes of Colombia, the Yellow-eared Parrot is currently endangered with declining populations due to the loss of Wax Palm forests in temperate lands between 2000 – 3500m.

This magnificent parrot can be seen commuting from roosting sites to feeding grounds along the Ventanas Pass above the colonial town of Jardín (Antioquia). Also, near the town of Cajamarca (Tolima) in the Central Andes.

This image of a bird eating seeds of the Drago tree (Croton magdalenensis, Euphorbiaceae), was taken along the road to Ventanas Pass, just a few miles above Jardín.