Yellow-chevroned Parakeet Brotogeris chiriri

  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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  • © Paul Jones

The Yellow-chevroned Parakeet is a medium sized green parakeet with yellowish underparts and yellow outer secondary wing coverts.  It inhabits open woodland and gallery forest throughout central South America. Formerly it was treated as conspecific with the White-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris versicolurus) of the Amazon Basin; the combined species was called Canary-winged Parakeet.  Although this species is abundant throughout most of its range, little is known about the bird's food and feeding habits.  Some seasonal movements have been observed in Yellow-chevroned Parakeets, especially within their range in western Paraguay.

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© Natxo Areta

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

Recommended Citation

Yellow-chevroned Parakeet (Brotogeris chiriri), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: