Dusky-headed Parakeet

Aratinga weddellii

Order

PSITTACIFORMES

Family

African and New World Parrots (Psittacidae)

Code 4

Non AOU

Code 6

Non AOU

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Dusky-headed Parakeet has a large range, estimated globally at 2,300,000 square kilometers. It is native to Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru and prefers subtropical or tropical forest ecosystems, though it has been known to reside in plantations and degraded former forests. The global population of this bird is has not been exactly determined but it does not appear to meet population decline criteria that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. The current evaluation status of the Dusky-headed Parakeet is Least Concern.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Dusky-headed Parakeet: Medium-sized parakeet, mostly green with gray head, white eye-ring, and yellow-green belly. Tail is blue above and black below. Hooked bill is black, legs and feet are gray, and eyes are yellow. A sizable flock occurs in Miami Springs. Eats fruit, seeds, flowers, and insects.

 

Range and Habitat

Dusky-headed Parakeet: Commonly found in the western Amazon River Basin in Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil. Prefers varzea forest and tall trees in swamps, but also occurs in cleared areas and plantations. Species has been introduced and established in limited regions of central and southern Florida.

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Dusky-headed Parakeet SONGS AND CALLS

Dusky-headed Parakeet A1

Call is a harsh "kee-craahh".

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Voice Text

"kee-craaah"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • It will ingest mineral-rich soil as a supplement.
  • The Dusky-headed Parakeet is social, and is usually found in pairs or small groups. When food is plentiful it forms flocks of up to 100 members.
  • A group of parakeets is collectively known as a "chatter" and a "flock" of parakeets.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

About this North America Map

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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