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Rufous-fronted Parakeet Bolborhynchus ferrugineifrons

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The endangered Rufous-fronted Parakeet is restricted in range to the Central Andes of Colombia. These birds are a rich dark green with rufous around the bill, pale green underparts and blue on the outer primaries. The Rufous-fronted Parakeet is found in semi-humid and humid montane scrub and elfin forest on the borders of páramo and agricultural areas. These parrots prefer to feed on the ground, where they forage for grass seeds, seeds of frailejones and flowers. Habitat degradation caused by firewood gathering, grazing, buring and cultivation continues to the shrink the already small range of this species.

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Recommended Citation

Rufous-fronted Parakeet (Bolborhynchus ferrugineifrons), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/rufpar1