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33 cm (33 in)
Juveniles differ in having red in the face restricted to just the area surrounding the bill.
South America: found in western Ecuador and Peru down to around Lima. Naturally seems to be limited to less than 1100 m asl, but are currently found also in Quito and similar places, possibly due to escaped birds forming feral populations.
Feral in the USA (San Francisco, greater Los Angeles, parts of Florida), and in Puerto Rico. Feral flocks may be intermingled with other species, notably Mitred Parakeet, with which this species can hybridize.
Formerly placed in genus Aratinga.
Deciduous woodland and bordering areas, including acacia scrub.
Probably varies with season and habitat, but includes fruit. There is little other detailed information available.
They nest in termite mounds or tree holes. The clutch consists of 3-4 eggs which are incubated for 23-24 days. The young fledge after 50 days.
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