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Maroon-bellied Parakeet

From Opus

Alternative Name: Reddish-bellied Parakeet1.

Photo by Adolfo Alarcon Cornélio Procópio, PR, Brazil, July 2012
Photo by Adolfo Alarcon
Cornélio Procópio, PR, Brazil, July 2012
Pyrrhura frontalis

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[edit] Identification

24 to 28 cm (9½-11 in)

  • Green plumage
  • Maroon belly patch
  • Yellow-green barred breast and front and sides of neck
  • Brownish ear patch
  • Black beak
  • Maroon undertail
  • The dark-tipped primaries are blue on outerwebs, green on innerwebs
Photo by nick scarle South-east Brazil, November 2009
Photo by nick scarle
South-east Brazil, November 2009

[edit] Distribution

Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • P. f. frontalis:
  • Eastern Brazil (Bahia to Rio de Janeiro and northern SĂŁo Paulo)
  • P. f. chiripepe:

[edit] Habitat

Atlantic Rainforest, and towns

[edit] Behaviour

They move around in flocks

[edit] Diet

Their diet includes various seeds

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. De la Peña & Rumboll, 1998. Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-09035-1
  3. Avianweb
  4. BF Member observations

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