Hispaniolan Parakeet Psittacara chloropterus

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Hisponiolan Parakeet is found only on the island of Hispaniola. This parakeet is green with a white bare orbital ring and red on the bend, edge and outermost underwing-coverts. Hispaniolan Parakeet can be found in all habitats on the island, from arid lowlands to its preferred humid montane formations. Little is known about the foraging behavior of this parakeet, but it has been observed feeding on Ficus fruits and formerly was reported as a crop pest on maize. Until recently, these birds were not recognized as an at risk species, but the latest surveys have documented very few individuals. Habitat loss, persecution as a crop pest, and the pet trade are the most likely culprits for the decline of Hispaniolan Parakeet.

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

Recommended Citation

Hispaniolan Parakeet (Psittacara chloropterus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/hispar