A beautiful short-tailed parrot of high elevations in the Andes of Colombia and Venezuela. Mostly green body with a rusty face, orange-brown or yellowish-green chest, red shoulder, blue primaries, and red tail with blue tip. Sexes similar. Rare, in pairs or small groups flying, perched, or eating in canopy at high elevations of cloud forest. Calls in flight are loud and metallic. No similar species.