French: Conure à long bec German: Langschnabelsittich Spanish: Cotorra choroy
Other common names:
P. P. King
Chiloé Island, Chile
C Chile (Santiago to Los Lagos, rarely N Aisén).
40 cm. Very similar to E. ferrugineus but larger and somewhat chunkier; lacks scaled effect on undersides, and has brighter, more extensive reddish on forehead;... read more
Commonest call is a nasal grating note, typically repeated in long series, e.g. “grrreh-grrreh-... read more
Southern temperate Nothofagus and Araucaria forests, ranging sometimes (notably... read more
Food and feeding
Buds, berries, grass and thistle seeds, but notably Araucaria seeds in autumn (Mar–Apr) and Nothofagus seeds at... read more
Nov–Feb. Nest in hole in tree (often several pairs in one tree), the birds dropping dry twigs into deep holes to raise the floor;... read more
Elevational displacements occur in winter to lower levels, May–Sept.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Decline in 1950s and 1960s owing to forest clearance, hunting and Newcastle disease, but... read more
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