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Maroon-bellied Parakeet

Pyrrhura frontalis


A Psittaciform bird, family Psittacidae. Green with a reddish area in the belly zone. Head is completely green and with the eye bordered by a white area.


Originally from the north-East of Argentina, it was imported to Buenos Aires during many years to be sold in illegal animal-trade shops. As they were released to a new environment, some of them finally established to the new conditions and dwelled.

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Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 3 years ago

Congrats!! very cute little guy!!

DanielePralong 3 years ago

Congratulations Diego, your Maroon-bellied Parakeet is our Spotting of the Day:

"Distributed from southeastern Brazil to north-eastern Argentina via eastern Paraguay and Uruguay, the small and rather lovely Maroon-bellied Parakeet (Pyrrhura frontalis) is our Spotting of the Day! This bird was spotted well south of its natural range in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. For a long time these parakeets were imported to Buenos Aires be sold in illegal animal-trade shops. As some were released they established themselves in local parks".



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Bs. As., Argentina

Spotted on Oct 6, 2018
Submitted on Oct 7, 2018

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