The SHORT-TAILED PARROT, Graydidascalus brachyurus, as its name suggests, has a very short tail. It is the only parrot in its genus and comes from South America.
The YELLOW-FACED PARROT, Alipiopsitta xanthops, is also from South America. It used to be classed as the Yellow-faced Amazon but was moved from that genus.
Both are from the Amazon basin area, the only bird in their genus and are related to each other and to the Pionus genus of parrots.
Male and female have similar plumage although the amount of yellow and red mottling varies with individual birds.
(An African parrot called the Yellow-fronted Parrot, Poicephalus flavifrons, is also sometimes confusingly called the Yellow-faced Parrot.)
The Short-tailed Parrot lives along rivers in the Amazon Basin area of northern South America.