White-eyed Parakeet

Psittacara leucophthalmus

Order

PSITTACIFORMES

Family

African and New World Parrots (Psittacidae)

Code 4

Code 6

ITIS

Egg Color:

White



Number of Eggs:

3 - 4



Incubation Days:

23



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

Tree cavity.



Nest Material:

No material added to nest.



Migration:

Nonmigratory



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General

White-eyed Parakeet: Medium sized, green parakeet with red on the bend and underside of the wing, and green-yellow feathers in the wings and long, pointed tail. Gray-white eye ring and occasional red flecks on the head. Juvenile lacks red in its plumage.

Range and Habitat

White-eyed Parakeet: This species is a resident in the savannas and rainforests of South America east of the Andes stretching from Venezuela to northern Argentina. In North America, populations of escaped captive birds have established a resident colony in some urban areas of extreme southern Florida.

Breeding and Nesting

White-eyed Parakeet: Three to four white eggs are placed in cavity in tree or under the eaves of buildings. Female incubates eggs for 23 days.

Foraging and Feeding

White-eyed Parakeet: Forages for seeds and small fruits by plucking them with its bill or feet and then eating them while perched.

Vocalization

White-eyed Parakeet: Loud, staccato screeches.

Similar Species

White-eyed Parakeet: Mitred Parakeet has red on front and face and lacks red on wing. Green Parakeet lacks red on wing.

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The circle around the eye formed of feathers that are a different color from the rest of the face.
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