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Slender-billed Parakeet Enicognathus leptorhynchus

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The Slender-billed Parakeet is endemic to the lower elevations of central Chile. In winter it will range into semi-open farmland but for most of the year, the species is restricted to temperate forests dominated by Nothagus and Araucaria trees. The Slender-billed Parakeet is especially dependent on the seeds of the latter tree species during the autumn for which its bill may be specially adapted, but in general feeds on buds, berries, grass and thistle seeds. It is very similar to its sister species, the Austral Parakeet, with which it overlaps in central Chile, but is large and much chunkier with a longer upper mandible.

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Recommended Citation

Slender-billed Parakeet (Enicognathus leptorhynchus), 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/slbpar1