Both adults: dark red forehead and lores to area in front of cheeks and chin; crown and nape green with tint of blue; area behind cheeks and ear-coverts green, with green/yellow shafts; various feathers of abdomen tipped red. Bend of wing and carpal edge to lesser, outer middle and lesser underwing coverts deep red; tail green tipped purple. Bill horn-coloured with blue/grey base of upper mandible. Eye green/yellow.
As in adults but duller; duller red on face and bend of wing to lesser wing coverts.
Described as generally harsh and screechy. Two syllable calls. First part is rasping, second part higher-pitched. Will give calls while perched or feeding. Young sound different-chattering and laugh-like.
BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1651&m=0
ML Media Collection Catalogue 65992, Red-faced Parrot Hapalopsittaca pyrrhops, Krabbe, Niels, Loja, Ecuador, Nov. 11 1992, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998.
Parrots: Status Survey and Conservation Plan 2000-2004, Snyder, McGowan, Gilardi and Grajal, 2000.
Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.