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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


The flight calls of Barred Parakeet are described as "high-pitched musical chattering uttered constantly in flight" (Hilty and Brown 1986); "shrill, short, screeching calls, chirr' it and chirr' it chi, etc., which carry well and are often difficult to locate" (Howell and Webb 1995); and as "a characteristic low, mellow, rolling juree" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2010).

For a representative audio recording with sonogram, see audio

Other vocalizations include "in alarm prior to taking flight, a harsh, nasal chatter: jur-jur-jur-jur" (Stiles and Skutch 1989).

Additional audio recordings of vocalizations of Barred Parakeet can be heard at Macaulay Library and at xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

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.