French: Toui aymara German: Aymarasittich Spanish: Catita aimará
Other common names:
Quebrada de Palca, Tacna, Chile; error = Sicasica, south of La Paz, Bolivia
NC Bolivia to NW Argentina (S to Mendoza, including mountains of W Córdoba and NE San Luis).
18–20 cm; 45–62 g. Dark greyish-brown head and nape; lower cheek, throat, breast and belly pale silvery grey, flanks yellowish green, vent and undertail-coverts... read more
Commonest call is a rather faint high-pitched twitter comprising two or three notes, “tee-tee-teet... read more
Arid to semi-humid montane scrub, often in dense shrubbery and commonly in agicultural land,... read more
Food and feeding
Seeding grass, herbs (e.g. Viguera and other composites) and berries on bushes.
Nov and Jan, in Argentina. Nest in hole in bank, or deserted building; even in cactus, and in the only case recorded up to five pairs were... read more
Some altitudinal variation with season, higher in summer.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Fairly common throughout most of its range. Well adapted to life in long-established and intensively managed farmland. Traded in moderate... read more
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