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Blue-crowned Parakeet

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Aternative Names: Blue-crowned Conure, Sharp-tailed Conure

MalePhoto  ©  by Stanley JonesCapilla del Monte, Argentina, October, 2019
Male
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Capilla del Monte, Argentina, October, 2019
Photo by Pantanal1 Location: Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Photo by Pantanal1
Location: Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Thectocercus acuticaudata

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[edit] Identification

37cm

  • Green plumage
  • Dull blue forehead, crown, cheeks, and ears
  • Bare white eye ring
  • Green or yellow-green breast
  • Green tail feathers
  • Maroon to red-brown on underside
  • Bill:
  • Horn coloured upper mandible; grey-black tip
  • Lower mandible is horn-coloured in juveniles, fading to grey-black after the first year
  • Pink-brown legs
  • Grey-brown claws

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in eastern Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and northern Argentina.

A popular cage pet, there are escaped populations in many countries.

[edit] Taxonomy

Formerly placed in genus Aratinga.

[edit] Subspecies[1]

There are 5 subspecies.

  • T. a. koenigi:
  • T. a. neoxena:
  • T. a. haemorrhous:
  • Interior north-eastern Brazil
  • T. a. neumanni:
  • T. a. acuticaudata:

[edit] Habitat

Grassland, forest edges and semi-arid regions.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

They nest in tree holes; the 3-4 white eggs are incubated by the female for 26 days. The young fledge about 52 days later.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

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