French: Toui à ailes jaunes German: Gelbflügelsittich Spanish: Catita chirirí
Subspecies and Distribution
B. c. behni
Neumann, 1931 – C & S Bolivia (S from Cochabamba) to NW Argentina (Salta).
B. c. chiriri
(Vieillot, 1818) – N & E Bolivia, Paraguay and N Argentina E to NE, C & SE Brazil (S to São Paulo).
20–25 cm. Grass green, yellowish on underparts and underside of tail; primaries tinged blue at bases; outer secondary-coverts yellow. Immatures similar. Race behni... read more
Common calls are a shrill “chree” or bisyllabic “chree-chree”, given both in flight and perched.... read more
Gallery forest in open country, subtropical forest, relatively open woodland, seasonally flooded... read more
Food and feeding
Little information. Recorded eating fruits, flowers (including petals of Erythrina trees), and seeds of Chorisia. ... read more
Nests recorded in arboreal termitaria (May and Jun) and in a the wall of a house (with chicks in Aug–Sept).
Some seasonal movements, undefined, may occur in W Paraguay, and large flocks have been observed in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Common to abundant in most of range, including Maranhão, Goiás, Mato Grosso, but rare to uncommon in... read more
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