Nanday Parakeet

Nandayus nenday

Order

PSITTACIFORMES

Family

African and New World Parrots (Psittacidae)

Code 4

NAPA

Code 6

Non AOU

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Nanday Parakeet, though mostly green, is considered a pest in areas where wild forms of the species frequent open pastures and stockyards. Their native land is South America, including southeastern Bolivia, southwest Brazil, central Paraguay and northern Argentina. They feed on seeds, fruit, palm nuts, berries, flowers and plant buds. Some colonies have been released in certain areas of California and Florida, and are self-sustaining. They craft their nesting area in holes of trees, and frequent wooded areas for this purpose. An intelligent species, the Nanday Parakeet is also a popular pet. Currently, its conservation status is Least Concern.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Nanday Parakeet: Medium parakeet, green overall, black head, chin, yellow eye-ring. Blue wash on throat and breast, deep blue outer webs on flight feathers and tips of tail feathers. Flight, tail feathers are gray underneath. Underwing linings are pale yellow-green. Formerly known as the Black-hooded Parakeet. Name was changed by the American Ornithologist Union in 2014.

 

Range and Habitat

Nanday Parakeet: Native of southeastern Bolivia, southern Mato Grosso, Brazil, Paraguay, and northern Argentina in the provinces of Formosa, Chaco, and occasionally Santa Fe; introduced to California, Florida, Hawaii, Texas, New York, and Puerto Rico. Preferred habitats include savannahs, palm forests, deciduous canyons, and agricultural areas.

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Nanday Parakeet SONGS AND CALLS

Nanday Parakeet A1

Call is a repeated and harsh "kree-ah".

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Voice Text

"kree-ah...kree-ah"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • A prehistoric relative, Nandayus vorohuensis, was described from Late Pliocene fossils found in Argentina.
  • Fearing the birds may escape and become feral agricultural pests, the state of Tennessee bans the keeping of Nanday Parakeets as well as Monk Parakeets.
  • The Nanday Parakeet is also known as the Black-hooded Parakeet or Nanday Conure. They are probably the next exotic species that will become widely established in Florida.
  • A group of parakeets is collectively known as a "chatter" and a "flock" of parakeets.

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RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

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This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Michael Oberhofer

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