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Austral Parakeet

Enicognathus ferrugineus

Description:

Spotted this Austral Parakeet in a lenga beech wood (Nothofagus pumilio) forest along the hiking trail to view Glacier Gray in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. I heard the raucous calls before I saw the bird.

Habitat:

Lenga beech wood (Nothofagus pumilio) forest along the hiking trail to Glacier Gray in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile.

Notes:

The austral parakeet, austral conure or emerald parakeet (Enicognathus ferrugineus) is a parrot found on the southern tip of South America – further south than any other parrot – ranging as far north as Temuco. It is a fairly large conure, 35 cm (2 cm more than a monk or quaker parakeet). It is primarily green, lightly barred, with some dull red on the forehead and lores, belly, and upper tail, with the northern part of the range displaying less red. It occurs mostly in wooded country, but also shrubland and farmland. It stays near sea level in the extreme south, but ranges up to 2000m at the northern end of its range. Flock size is usually only 10–15 individuals, though flocks over 100 are known. It eats grass and bamboo seeds, nuts and small fruit, and nests in tree cavities. Wikipedia

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2 Comments

misako
misako 6 years ago

Thank you Marta--going to start on my flora and butterfly photos!

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Precious pictures of the Patagonian fauna!

misako
Spotted by
misako

Torres del Paine, XII Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena, Chile

Spotted on Jan 9, 2015
Submitted on Feb 2, 2015

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