French: Conure pavouane German: Pavuasittich Spanish: Aratinga ojiblanca
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Subspecies and Distribution
P. l. nicefori
(Meyer de Schauensee, 1946) – known only from type specimen, from Guaicaramo (Cundinamarca–Meta border), in C Colombia.
P. l. callogenys
(Salvadori, 1891) – SE Colombia, E Ecuador, NW Peru and extreme NW Brazil into C Amazonia (S of Amazon).
P. l. leucophthalmus
(Statius Müller, 1776) – E Venezuela and the Guianas through Brazil (except upper Amazon Basin and dry NE) to N & E Bolivia, Paraguay, N Argentina (S to Catamarca and Entre Ríos) and Uruguay.
32–35 cm; 100–218 g. Green, paler below; some red flecking on head and neck; bare orbital ring greyish white; bend and edge of wing and outermost lesser underwing... read more
Sharp squeaky notes and loud harsh calls “scree-ah”, noisy chattering, overall with a rather shrill... read more
Forest edge and adjacent savanna, scrub forest, secondary growth, deciduous or gallery woodland,... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit, e.g. of Goupia glabra, Tetragastris altissima, Allanotoma lineata, Norantea guianensis, ... read more
Feb in the Guianas; possibly Jul–Aug in Peru; Jan–Mar in SW Brazil; around Nov in Argentina. Nest in hole in tree, sometimes... read more
Appears in thousands at one locality in French Guiana in Jun–Aug in response to palm fruiting. read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Common over much of enormous range, perhaps most numerous in W Amazonia and least so at N edges of range, being very local... read more
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