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Orange-chinned parakeet

Brotogeris jugularis

Description:

Orange-chinned parakeet (Brotogeris jugularis), hanging around on Balsa Tree, Atenas, Costa Rica

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2 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 10 years ago

Good question!! I think mine is a good example to show why it is called orange-chinned. Most of the smaller parrots in Central- and South America are mostly green, so you need some color markings for the name. If you look carefully you may notice the orange chin, that's why it is called orange-chinned parrot. Or you have the yellow-fronted parrot or the blue-headed parrot which is in German the black-eared parrot. For Jugularis the brown part of the wings is also characteristic.

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

such a lovely spotting ,really nice!!

bayucca
Spotted by
bayucca

Alajuela, Costa Rica

Spotted on Dec 27, 2005
Submitted on Dec 27, 2011

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