French: Toui flamboyant German: Feuerflügelsittich Spanish: Catita macareña
Brazil; error = Guayaquil, Ecuador
SW Ecuador (Manabi, Los Ríos, Santa Elena and Guayas to Loja) and extreme NW Peru (Tumbes and N Piura).
20 cm; 60–68 g. Crown bluish green, cheeks pale grey; body and wings green, lighter below; underwing-coverts orange-red. Immatures have green crowns.
Common calls include a shrill “chree” or bisyllabic “chree-chree”, given both in flight and perched... read more
Evergreen and disturbed humid forest, deciduous Ceiba trichistandra forest and woodland (... read more
Food and feeding
Petals and seeds of Erythrina trees, flowers and seeds of Chorisa, flowers of Cavanillesia platanifolia, fruit... read more
Most activity probably coincides with the wet season, Jan–Mar, although specimens from Jul had slightly enlarged gonads, and... read more
The scarcity of the species in certain apparently suitable areas may reflect seasonal displacements... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. CITES II. Previously considered Near Threatened. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Formerly abundant, now only locally common. Present in... read more
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