Nanday Parakeet Aratinga nenday

  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Caleb Arellano

Nanday Parakeet, also called Black-hooded Parakeet, is a distinctive small parrot of south central South America, which occurs from southeastern Bolivia and southwestern Brazil south to northern Argentina. It occupies gallery forest, deciduous forests, and palm stands. primarily in the Pantanal, although it also occurs in moist chaco woodland and low dry scrub. Nanday Parakeets feed mainly on palm nuts but will take a variety of other seeds, fruits, flowers and buds, which often are procured from the ground. When not breeding Nanday Parakeet is notable for forming large flocks that wander widely.


© Bret Whitney

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

Recommended Citation

Arellano, C. (2013). Nanday Parakeet (Aratinga nenday), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.