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Fiery-shouldered Parakeet Pyrrhura egregia

  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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The Fiery-shouldered Parakeet is a little known inhabitant of southeastern Venezuela, southwestern Guyana and extreme northeastern Brazil. Green overall, the Fiery-shouldered Parakeet has green-edged brown feathers across its crown and lores, reddish-brown ear coverts, whitish-edged green feathers along the sides of its neck and breast, reddish-brown belly patch, and yellow-orange carpal edges and lesser underwing-coverts. These birds are found in Tepuí forest and edge, and occasionally wander to the bases of the mountains. Despite its limited distribution and habitat loss in parts of its range in Venezuela, populations of Fiery-shouldered Parakeets are considered stable.

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© Ted Parker

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Fiery-shouldered Parakeet (Pyrrhura egregia), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: