Green-cheeked Parakeet Pyrrhura molinae

  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Polytypic: 6 subspecies
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  • © Paul B. Jones

Green-cheeked Parakeets are found from western Brazil south to Bolivia and northwestern Argentina. Generally green, Green-cheeked Parakeets have brown on the forehead, nape, and ear-coverts, a bare white orbital ring, green cheeks, brown and whitish scaling on the throat and sides of the neck, a brown and yellow breast, a reddish tail and belly and blue flight feathers. Residents of deciduous lowland woodland, secondary forest, gallery forest and humid subtropical forest, higher altitude populations descend to more moderate elevations during autumn and winter. These parakeets are common throughout most of their range, with much suitable habitat extant.

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

Recommended Citation

Green-cheeked Parakeet (Pyrrhura molinae), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: