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Pfrimer's Parakeet Pyrrhura pfrimeri

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Long consigned to ‘mere’ subspecific status, the Pfrimer’s Parakeet is nowadays regarded as a species apart from the Maroon-faced Parakeet (Pyrrhura leucotis). It is an overall green-colored bird with blue in the wings, a red-brown rump, tail and belly, dark green scallops over the underparts, a chestnut-red face, and a blue crown to hindneck. It is usually found in small groups, feeding on flowers, fruits and seeds, sometimes even descending to the ground. Endemic to the dry, limestone-based (caatinga-like) forests of central Brazil, where it is restricted to the relatively remote Serra Geral region, in the states of Goiás and Tocantins, much of its habitat has been (and continues to be) logged. As a result, this parakeet is currently categorized as Endangered, and very little has been published to date concerning its ecology and natural history.

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

Recommended Citation

Pfrimer's Parakeet (Pyrrhura pfrimeri), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: