French: Conure de Wagler German: Kolumbiensittich Spanish: Aratinga de Wagler
Other common names: Red-fronted Conure
G. R. Gray, 1845,
Commonly treated as conspecific with P. frontatus (which see). Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. w. wagleri
(G. R. Gray, 1845) – Santa Marta Mts, Sierra de Perijá and Andes of Colombia and W Venezuela.
P. w. transilis
(J. L. Peters, 1927) – mountains of N Venezuela (Falcón E to Sucre and N Monagas).
34–36 cm; 162–217 g. Green, yellower on underparts; forehead and crown red, with some red flecks on throat and bare orbital ring white; greater underwing-coverts... read more
Squeaky notes and screeches “kreee”, with a slightly nasal quality and sometimes even suggesting a... read more
Light montane evergreen (cloud) forest edge (Acacia, Prosopis and Ochroma... read more
Food and feeding
No detailed information, beyond that the species takes variety of fruits, nuts and seeds. Uusally feeds in canopy, but large flocks... read more
Apr–Jun in Venezuela, but perhaps later in E of country; Dec–Jun in N Colombia. Nest in fissure in cliff face, at least in... read more
Numbers may fluctuate seasonally. Large numbers pass daily through Portachuelo Pass, Venezuela, Jan... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. CITES II. In many parts of range abundant, and reportedly unaffected by loss of forests; however, evidently... read more
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