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Cuban Parakeet

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Photo © by Richard Stern Cuba, 19 February 2009
Photo © by Richard Stern
Cuba, 19 February 2009
Psittacara euops


[edit] Identification

  • Bright green
  • Red spots on head, breast, neck
  • White bare skin around iris
  • Red at bend of wing

[edit] Distribution

South-western Cuba (Zapata Swamp); formerly Isle of Pines.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].
Formerly placed in genus Aratinga.

[edit] Habitat

Grassland where palms grow, woodland edges, and forests.

[edit] Behaviour

They fly in small flocks.

[edit] Breeding

They nest in termite nests or tree holes. The 3-5 eggs are incubated for 22 days; the young fledging 45-50 days later.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Arthur Grosset
  3. Wikipedia
  4. Cañizares Morera, Maikel and Eduardo E. Iñigo-Elias. 2013. Cuban Parakeet (Psittacara euops), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online.

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