French: Conure tiriba German: Blaulatzsittich Spanish: Cotorra tiriba
Other common names: Blue-throated Parakeet, Blue-throated Conure
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
E Brazil: very fragmented distribution from SE Bahia to Rio de Janeiro.
30 cm. Crown and nape blackish with buff flecks; lores to ear-coverts orange red, yellower posteriorly; lower cheeks green; breast, sides of neck and thin collar blue; rest... read more
Most common call is a series of short, nasal, harsh notes, e.g. “kara kek kek kek...”, both in... read more
Humid primary lowland forest and edge, penetrating small clearings and thinned forest, and... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds and fruits of trees commonly at forest edges or in canopy; Trema micrantha, Cecropia, Talisia esculenta,... read more
Sept–Dec. Nest in hole in tree, once 10 m up. Eggs 2–4, size (in captivity) 27·5–27·8 mm × 19·... read more
No evidence for any migration; indeed, ability to move between now highly disjunct forest fragments... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES I. Survives in patches of forest in landscape largely cleared of trees over a century ago, yet even now forest (notably where left to shade understorey... read more
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