French: Caïque à joues roses German: Rosenwangenpapagei Spanish: Lorito carirrosado
San José, Río Dagua, Colombia
Lowlands and foothills of W Colombia (S from C Chocó) and W Ecuador (S to El Oro).
23 cm. Like P. haematotis but large pinky-rose facial area extending from lores, over eye to side of neck, paler on cheeks; also bend of wing orange and yellow, and... read more
Flight call is a shrieking “kree-kreek”. When perched, utters mostly harsh calls and various... read more
Wet forest, tall second growth, plantations and clearings with scattered trees, usually below 1200... read more
Food and feeding
Virtually unknown. Small fruit and cultivated bananas recorded.
Jan–Mar in N of range, Nov–Dec in C. No further information.
Apparent local increases in numbers may be seasonal, but no clear information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Uncommon and local, but sometimes fairly numerous and capable of doing damage to banana crops.... read more
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