French: Caïque mitré German: Scharlachkopfpapagei Spanish: Lorito pileado
Other common names:
SE Brazil (SE Bahia to Rio Grande do Sul), E Paraguay and NE Argentina (Misiones).
22 cm; 98–120 g. Forehead, crown and lores to upper ear-coverts red, though extent of this rather variable; rest of body green, but becoming yellowish on abdomen, and... read more
Flight call is a rather high-pitched, shrieking “skreee” or a somewhat lower-pitched “kurrurreee” (... read more
Mainly humid foothill forest up to 1500 m in N of range, extending into Araucaria-... read more
Food and feeding
Virtually unknown. Fruits of Podocarpus and “cambuí”, seeds of Solanum mauricianum, bark of ... read more
Apparently Nov. Nest in hole in tree. Eggs two, but 3–4 in captivity where incubation, by female only, lasted 24 days and nestling... read more
Some movements between coastal and interior areas occur, with presence in Oct in Amambay, Paraguay... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES I. Much reduced by extensive habitat loss throughout range, but still persists in reasonable numbers where cover extensive,... read more
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