French: Conure à tête rouge German: Guayaquilsittich Spanish: Aratinga de Guayaquil
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Psittacara (psittacus) Erythrogenys
Lowlands and Pacific slope from W Ecuador (W Esmeraldas) to NW Peru (Lambayeque and Cajamarca).
29–33 cm; 151 g (one captive). Red forehead, crown and face, with bare orbital ring white; rest of body and wings green, slightly yellowish below, except for shoulder, edge... read more
Squeaky notes and screeches, also braying phrases, with a distinct nasal quality. Vocal, especially... read more
Chiefly deciduous woodland and adjacent habitats including dry Acacia scrub, cultivated... read more
Food and feeding
Likely to be highly variable with season and habitat, but little recorded: fruit of Anacardiaceae, Oleaceae and Boraginaceae and ... read more
Jan–Mar in Ecuador; Mar–Jul in Peru. Nest in termitarium or hole 2·5–10 m up in tree such as Ceiba... read more
On Santa Elena Peninsula, Ecuador, birds (probably post-breeding) usually arrive after start of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species, endemic to Tumbesian region. Formerly locally... read more
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