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Yellow-chevroned Parakeet

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Brotogeris chiriri

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[edit] Identification

20–25 cm

  • Light green with darker green wings
  • Yellowish-green underparts
  • Wings
  • Buff bill
  • Pinkish-grey legs and feet
  • Dark eyes
  • Hook-shaped bill

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in central Brazil (avoids the areas closest to the Amazon river), Paraguay, south Bolivia and northern Argentina.

Also found released/escaped in some locations, like in areas of Miami with hundreds of birds.

Photo by LuizTres Lagoas, MS, Brazil, June 2013
Photo by Luiz
Tres Lagoas, MS, Brazil, June 2013

[edit] Taxonomy

Yellow-chevroned Parakeet has in the past been included in White-winged Parakeet

[edit] Subspecies

Two subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • B. c. behni:
  • B. c. chiriri:

[edit] Habitat

Forests, grasslands, open wooded areas, tropical savanna and gardens.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet includes seeds and fruit and flowers.

[edit] Breeding

They nest in wall and tree holes and also form nesting tunnels in dead palm fronds. The clutch consists of 4-5 eggs.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Ber van Perlo. 2009. A field guide to the Birds of Brazil. Oxford University Press, New York, NY, USA. ISBN 978-0-19-530155-7
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2015)

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