French: Toui des tépuis German: Tepuisittich Spanish: Cotorrita de tepuy
Brotogerys [sic] panychlorus
Salvin and Godman
Mount Roraima, Guyana
Higher montane isolates in NE Venezuela (Sucre), and tepuis of S & SE Venezuela, S Guyana and extreme N Brazil.
14 cm; 42 g. Green, paler below; yellow area on chin, lores, under and behind eye; undertail-coverts and carpal yellowish; undersides of flight-feathers and tail bluish green... read more
Most common call is a dry high-pitched “scree”, occasionally a subdued “dju-dju”, which may be... read more
Cool humid subtropical forest ranging up to 2200 m, but also the lowlands around the tepuis.
Food and feeding
Fruiting trees are visited; birds make daily altitudinal flights from higher parts of tepuis to forage in lowest reaches.
Little known, but apparently seen irregularly and in large flocks at (what was at least then) the... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Fairly common, with little habitat loss within its range, and very little trade.
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