Crimson-fronted Parakeet Psittacara finschi


Green overall with conspicuous red and yellow underwing coverts, red forehead and front of lores, the Crimson-fronted Parakeet is considered by some to be a race of the White-eyed Parakeet (A. leucophthalmus). A very social species, this bird may join single or mixed-species feeding flocks numbering several birds, searching for fruits. It will also form 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 Crimson-fronted Parakeet’s main habitat is forest edge and it may actually be increasing its geographic range due to deforestation.

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

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: