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White-winged Parakeet

From Opus

Alternative name: Canary-winged Parakeet

Photo by OregonianNear Zamora, Zamora-Chinchepe, Ecuador, February 2004
Photo by Oregonian
Near Zamora, Zamora-Chinchepe, Ecuador, February 2004
Brotogeris versicolurus


[edit] Identification

Photo by LuizCareiro da Varzea, Amazonas, Brazil, September 2016
Photo by Luiz
Careiro da Varzea, Amazonas, Brazil, September 2016

21-25cm (8¼-9¾ in)

  • Green
  • Dark green on breast and underparts
  • Bright yellow outer wing edges, epaulet and primaries
  • White wing patches
  • Blue under tail
  • Brown iris
  • Pale bill
  • Pinkish legs

Sexes similar
Immatures duller

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in the lowlands of south-eastern Colombia, eastern Peru and Amazonian Brazil.

There are introduced populations throughout the United States and in the Caribbean.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

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

[edit] Habitat

Mixed farm and woodland, gallery forest, coastal cliffs and urban areas

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

They nest in tree hollows or in nests of tree termites. The 3-6 white eggs are incubated for 23-26 days (male incubating at night); the young fledging about 50-60 days later.

[edit] Diet

There is little known about what non-captive birds each, apart from seeds and fruit.

[edit] Breeding

They nest in tree-holes. It is thought 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. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Bird Breeds
  4. BF Member observations
  5. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2017)

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