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Medium parrot of the temperate forests of the south of Chile, being the southernmost of the family. Dark gray peak, short jaw. Gray legs. Iris reddish brown. Grizzly orbital ring. Front and reddish brown lorums. General color olive green, darker on the upper parts. The feathers of the body and wing coverts have a dark border, giving a scaled appearance. Green wings with metallic luster; Primary turquoise green with dark distal edge. Abdomen and legs bright reddish brown. Long tail and very sharp.
Forests of Nothofagus, but also in Valdivian Forest and Araucaria. Frequent parks, gardens and cultivated areas. From sea level to 1,500 mts.
Like all other species of Chilean parrots, their alarming decline and extermination is the result of hunting, capture, purchase, sale, illegal possession and destruction of their natural habitat, the native forest. Gregarious; In small groups with large flocks. Fast and low flight. As they eat on the ground, an individual in the flock watches over the safety of the group; It is also fed among the foliage of the trees. Silent while resting or nesting. Nest in hollows of trees. Buzzy, confident and still curious.
Spotted on Jul 30, 2017
Submitted on Jul 30, 2017
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