Crimson-fronted Parakeet Psittacara finschi


Green overall with conspicuous red and yellow underwing coverts, red forehead and front of lores, Crimson-fronted Parakeet is considered by some to be a subspecies of White-eyed Parakeet (Psittacara leucophthalmus) of South America. A very social species, Crimson-fronted Parakeet may join single or mixed-species feeding flocks numbering several birds, searching for fruits. It also forms communal roosts in tops of palm trees, sometimes near human habitation, although too much disturbance will cause the flock to abandon the roost site. A small number are kept in captivity and traded internationally. The main habitat of Crimson-fronted Parakeet is forest edge, and it may actually be increasing its geographic range due to deforestation.

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Recommended Citation

Crimson-fronted Parakeet (Psittacara finschi), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: