Yellow-chevroned Parakeet

Brotogeris chiriri

Order

PSITTACIFORMES

Family

African and New World Parrots (Psittacidae)

Code 4

Non AOU

Code 6

Non AOU

ITIS

Egg Color:

White



Number of Eggs:

5 - 6



Incubation Days:

26



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

In tree cavity.



Nest Material:

No material added to nest.



Migration:

Nonmigratory



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General

Yellow-chevroned Parakeet: A medium-sized parakeet, green overall with paler green underparts. Wings are green with yellow bar; underwing coverts are yellow-green. Bill is dark brown. Legs and feet are pink gray. Sexes are similar. Immature has yellow greater-coverts edged with green, similar to the White-winged Parakeet.

Range and Habitat

Yellow-chevroned Parakeet: South American native imported to North America in 1970’s for the pet trade; released and escaped birds established populations in Florida and California, which are now in decline; several hundred birds remain in Florida, while the California population appears more stable. Preferred habitats include forests and urban parks.

Breeding and Nesting

Yellow-chevroned Parakeet: Five to six white eggs are laid in a palm tree cavity, usually with no nesting materials added, although some females line the cavity with feathers. Female incubates eggs for 26 days. Young stay in nest for about 6 weeks and are fed by both parents.

Foraging and Feeding

Yellow-chevroned Parakeet: In the U.S. feeds on variety of fruits, seeds, flowers, and nectar, relying heavily on exotic plantings of figs and other tropical species.

Readily Eats

Sunflower Seed, Fruit, Seeds, Flowers, Commercial Mixed Bird Seed

Vocalization

Yellow-chevroned Parakeet: Produces several loud, raucous calls. In flight and during social interactions gives several loud "squawks" and "chirps." Makes low muttering sounds when feeding. As with many other parakeets and parrots, Yellow-chevroned Parakeets can learn to imitate human whistles and speech.

Similar Species

Yellow-chevroned Parakeet: White-winged Parakeet has white patches on wing.

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Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

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