Cactus Parakeet Eupsittula cactorum

  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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  • © Ciro Albano - NE Brazil Birding

The Cactus Parakeet is a resident of northeastern and north-central Brazil. Primarily green, the Cactus Parakeet has brown across it s forecrown, lores, neck throat and breast, bluish flight feathers and dull orange on the belly. These birds inhabit arid thorny caatinga vegetation, open woodland as well as pasture and less arid woodland. Although not considered threatened, much of this species’ range is unprotected and is being steadily degraded.

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

Recommended Citation

Cactus Parakeet (Eupsittula cactorum), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: