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Maroon-bellied parakeet

Pyrrhura frontalis

Description:

These birds range from 25 to 28 cm (10–11 in), and are primarily green, with a maroon patch on the belly, a "scaly" yellow-green-barred breast and sides of neck, a whitish ear-patch often tinged brown, and a maroon undertail. (Wikipedia)

Habitat:

Brazilian arboreal forests and rural tree areas. Often seen flying between groups of trees adjacent to our appartment, or perched on the top of an old telegraph pole approx 15ft away......as in picture

Notes:

Also referred to as the maroon-bellied conure, reddish-bellied conure or brown-eared conure.

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4 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a week ago

Congratulations on your SOTD, David. These little guys are magnificent. The various conure species are awesome parrots.

Tukup
Tukup a week ago

Thanks for sharing these great fotos David. Nice that you could catch both of them. Congratulations on a well deserved SOTD.

Beautiful series David,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a week ago

Another warm welcome to Project Noah David! And congratulations, your
Maroon-bellied Parakeet is our Spotting of the Day:

"An old pole makes a perfect perch for a Maroon-bellied Parakeet (Pyrrhura frontalis) in our Spotting of the Day! Also known as maroon-bellied conure, reddish-bellied conure or brown-eared conure, the maroon-bellied parakeet is a small colorful parrot found from southern Brazil to southeastern Paraguay and northern Argentina. The distribution of these birds is in part tied to that of Araucaria trees, the nuts of which constitutes one of their main food source".

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SP, Brazil

Lat: -23.47, Long: -45.07

Spotted on Mar 7, 2019
Submitted on Mar 7, 2019

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