French: Toui à sept couleurs German: Siebenfarbenpapagei Spanish: Cotorrita sietecolores
Batavia; error = Venezuela
Discontinuously from N Colombia (Santa Marta Mts) and N Venezuela to Trinidad, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana E to border with (and possibly in) Amapá, Brazil.
14 cm; 52–72 g. Head yellow, ear-coverts and sides of neck green, nape scaled dusky; back and wings black with greater wing-coverts yellowish green edged green-blue,... read more
Most common calls are a slightly nasal “ryee” or “nee-ryee”. In flight, individuals of (typically... read more
Lowland deciduous forest extending into cloud-forest at 900–1700 m in W of range; elsewhere... read more
Food and feeding
Flowers, nectar, buds, berries, seeds and fruits, apparently mostly taken in the early morning.
Fledgling found in Dec in Surinam; Jan–Mar on Trinidad. Nest in arboreal termitarium or hollow limb. Eggs 5–6.
Irregular wanderers in coastal regions, Surinam, and noted using Portachuelo Pass, Venezuela, Aug... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Relatively common on Trinidad. Considered heavily traded in Venezuela, but another source describes it as little kept in captivity owing to... read more
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