French: Toui à tête jaune German: Gelbmasken-Sperlingspapagei Spanish: Cotorrita carigualda
Viña, Huamachuco, Peru
Upper Marañón Valley (S Amazonas, SE Cajamarca and E La Libertad), in NC Peru.
15 cm. Yellow crown and face with bluish postocular stripe merging into bluish grey of hindcrown and nape, this in turn merging into olive grey on sides of neck, back and... read more
Call is a passerine-like “zit” or bisyllabic “zidit”, given given both in flight and perched.... read more
Cactus-Prosopis montane desert scrub, dry deciduous forest and riparian thickets at 600... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits or seeds of a leguminous tree Cercidium praecox, cactus fruits and seeds, flowers of Bombax discolor; observed on... read more
Mar–Apr. Nests reportedly placed in natural dirt and rock walls along R Marañón, in colonies of up to 70 birds; old... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Until relatively recently (c. 1980) considered common to abundant, but heavily traded internally... read more
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