French: Toui à front d’or German: Tuisittich Spanish: Catita frentigualda
Psittacus St. Thomae
Statius Müller, 1776,
Island of St Thomas, substituted by “Brazilian Amazons”.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
B. s. sanctithomae
(Statius Müller, 1776) – NE Ecuador, extreme SE Colombia and E Peru through Amazonian Brazil E to R Madeira and S to N Bolivia.
B. s. takatsukasae
Neumann, 1931 – basin of lower Amazon E from R Negro and R Madeira, in NC Brazil.
17 cm; mean 59 g. Generally green, more yellowish below and on rump and tail; bluish tinge on face; lores and forehead yellow; primaries dark green, bluish below. Immature... read more
Common calls include a high-pitched “klee”, shrill “chree” or bisyllabic “chree-chree”, given both... read more
Primarily in secondary growth, lightly wooded grassland and dense scrub on swampy riverbanks,... read more
Food and feeding
Visits riverside palms (unripe fruit ignored) and Erythrina trees, often taking their blossoms; also manioc and sugarcane... read more
Jul in Peru; evidence suggests Apr–Jul in Colombia, where nest-holes were noted in termitaria. Six different-sized nestlings reported... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Locally abundant with very little habitat loss, Brazil, and equally common within the limited areas occupied in Colombia, Peru and Bolivia... read more
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