Green Parakeet Psittacara holochlorus

  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Polytypic: 4 subspecies
  • Authors: Jack C. Eitniear
  • © Jose David Sig├╝enza Leiva

The Green Parakeet is a small parrot that is found from extreme southern Texas, USA south to northern Nicaragua.  It is almost entirely green with pale bill, and has a long, pointed tail typical of the genus Psittacara.  Like other parakeets, Green Parakeets are food generalists that can be considered a pest when flocks get into agricultural crops.  The species typically nests in holes in trees, both in urban settings and more pristine forest and woodland edge; away from nest sites, Green Parakeets can be detected by their raucous, screeching calls.

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

Recommended Citation

Eitniear, J. C. Green Parakeet (Psittacara holochlorus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: