French: Conure de Souancé German: Braunschwanzsittich Spanish: Cotorra colinegra
Other common names:
Tabatinga, Rio Solimões, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
P. m. chapmani
J. Bond & Meyer de Schauensee, 1941 – upper Magdalena Valley at 1600–2800 m on E slope of C Andes of Colombia (S Tolima to Huila).
P. m. melanura
(Spix, 1824) – upper Amazon Basin from S Venezuela S through NW Brazil (E to R Negro) to SE Colombia, E Ecuador and NE Peru.
P. m. souancei
(J. P. Verreaux, 1858) – E base of Andes from S Macarena Mts (SC Colombia) to E Ecuador; perhaps NE Peru#R.
P. m. berlepschi
Salvadori, 1891 – locally on E slope of Andes in SE Ecuador (Morona-Santiago) and N Peru (S to Huallaga Valley).
24–25 cm; 83 g. Generally green; frontal band dark reddish brown; crown and nape brown edged green, bare orbital ring white; throat, sides of neck and breast dark green... read more
Most common call is a series of loud, harsh notes, e.g. “screeet screeet screeet”, both in flight... read more
Cloud forest, lowland wet forest in premontane zones, seasonally flooded (várzea)... read more
Food and feeding
Poorly documented. Fruits of Trema micrantha, Erythrina spp., cultivated mangoes and guavas, Miconia theaezans... read more
Copulation seen in Jan, Colombia (chapmani); Apr–Jun, E Ecuador (melanura); Jan–Mar, with young seen from Apr... read more
Seasonal movements have been speculated to account for gaps in records at some sites in Colombia.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Generally fairly common, and in places in S Colombia the most numerous parrot. Minimal habitat loss or trade pressure in Venezuela, and... read more
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