Peach-fronted Parakeet Eupsittula aurea


The Peach-fronted Parakeet is an inhabitant of savanna, gallery forest and cerrado from Suriname to south to northern Argentina, and west to extreme southeastern Peru.  The Peach-fronted Parakeet has a peachy orange forehead and midcrown; a pale orange orbital ring; dull blue wings, tail and hindcrown; and olive brown cheeks and underparts that fade to yellow-green on the undertail coverts.  This parakeet is superficially similar to the Orange-fronted Parakeet (Aratinga canicularis), and the two may form a superspecies; but the Orange-fronted Parakeet is confined to Central America, and there is no geographic overlap between the two.  Peach-fronteds spend much of their time foraging on the ground where they feeds on seeds, flowers, leaves and insects.  At times Peach-fronted Parakeets also raid fields of soybeans, rice and corn.

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Recommended Citation

Peach-fronted Parakeet (Eupsittula aurea), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: