French: Papegeai maillé German: Fächerpapagei Spanish: Loro cacique
Other common names:
India; error = Cayenne
Subspecies and Distribution
D. a. accipitrinus
(Linnaeus, 1758) – Northern Red-fan Parrot – E & SE Colombia, E Ecuador and N Peru (R Pastaza) to Venezuela, the Guianas and Brazil N of Amazon (to Amapá).
D. a. fuscifrons
Hellmayr, 1905 – Southern Red-fan Parrot – Brazil S of Amazon from upper R Madeira, Rondônia and N Mato Grosso E to Maranhão; also NE Peru (R Yavarí) and possibly N Bolivia.
35–36 cm; 190–300 g. Forehead and crown above eye white; face, cheeks and throat brown with buff shaft streaks, also some feathers backing mid-crown; hindcrown,... read more
A variety of rather high-pitched screeches, squeals and whistles. A commonly heard, diagnostic call... read more
Undisturbed terra firme forest, sometimes apparently avoiding várzea, edge... read more
Food and feeding
Small understorey fruits, hard fruits of various palms such as Attalea, Astrocaryum, Euterpe and Jessenia... read more
Dec and Feb in Brazil; Jan–Apr in the Guianas; Feb–Jun in Venezuela, but with courtship and copulation witnessed in Aug. Nest... read more
Some local displacements may occur as abundance fluctuates seasonally in certain areas.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Nominate accipitrinus common in NE of range, less so in W, and known by a single record in Ecuador; little threatened by habitat... read more
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