French: Conure à pinceaux d’or German: Pinselsittich Spanish: Aratinga de pinceles
Other common names:
Berlepsch and Stolzmann
Disjunctly from S Colombia (in C Andes) S through Ecuador to S Peru (Cuzco).
35 cm. Green, with narrow frontal band orange, shading to yellow on lores, below white periocular patch, and extending on elongated feathers behind eye; abdomen washed yellow... read more
Commonest call a rather low-pitched nasal “khah” or “krrah”, typically repeated in loose series and... read more
Temperate cloud forest, stunted timberlines and elfin woodland, notably but not always ... read more
Food and feeding
Podocarpus seeds commonly preferred, but also takes those of Prumnopytis montanus and Croton, plus fruits of... read more
Feb in Colombia, with evidence for Aug in Ecuador. Pair seen apparently prospecting in holes in dead Ceroxylon quindiuense palms... read more
Apparently highly nomadic, and commonly gregarious: the species may disappear from a forested... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES II. Heavy deforestation in N parts of range is a concern, particularly because the species appears to depend on unpredictable food resources and cannot be... read more
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