Maroon-faced Parakeet Pyrrhura leucotis

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The Maroon-faced Parakeet is found in Brazil from Bahia south to São Paulo. These parakeets are mostly green in color, with light brown on the crown, a bluish forehead and hindneck, a maroon face, green and light buff scaling on the breast, neck and throat and reddish on the belly, back and lower tail coverts. Maroon-faced Parakeets are inhabitants of tropical evergreen and deciduous forest and edge, as well as adjacent clearings with scattered trees and groves. Some dispersive movements have been recorded to and from deciduous habitats. The global population of the Maroon-faced Parakeet is believed to be in decline, primarily as a result of deforestation, and the conservation status of the species is rated as Near-Threatened.

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

Recommended Citation

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