Barred Parakeet Bolborhynchus lineola

  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Carlos A. Soberanes-González, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, and Thomas S. Schulenberg



Barred Parakeet most often is seen in flight; the flight is swift, direct, and often high above the canopy (Stiles and Skutch 1989, Whitney 1996). This species rarely is observed perched.

Social and interspecific behavior

It is a highly sociable species, in dry seasons fly in small groups, but is known to fly at other times in large groups of over 100 individuals.

Recommended Citation

Soberanes-González, C. A., C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, M. d. C. Arizmendi, and T. S. Schulenberg (2013). Barred Parakeet (Bolborhynchus lineola), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.