Pacific Parakeet Psittacara strenuus

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Pacific Parakeet formerly was classified as a subspecies of the smaller and smaller-billed Green Parakeet (Psittacara holochlorus). It distribution encompasses southern Mexico to northern Nicaragua along the Pacific slope of Middle America, and it is found locally to at least 2600 m, although Pacific Parakeet is mainly a bird of the lowlands. Pacific Parakeet’s plumage is principally olive green, becoming slightly more yellowish on the underparts, and over the underwing and undertail. A few flecks of red feathers are irregularly scattered over the head and neck. The species is found in a variety of forest types, including swampy areas, and probably performs local movements in response to food availability.

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

Recommended Citation

Pacific Parakeet (Psittacara strenuus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: