Hispaniolan Parakeet (Psittacara chloropterus) - Exotic birds | Pets

    Posted by pets | 18 April 2016

    - Psittacara chloropterus

    Aratinga de la Española

    Description:

    Of 32 cm. of length and a weight of 150 g..

    Ilustración de Psittacara euops y Psittacara chloropterus

    The Hispaniolan Parakeet (Psittacara chloropterus) has the head whole and both sides of the neck green grass with some scattered red feathers; - upperparts and upperwing-coverts Green with external ends of the Middle coverts Red. Primary and secondary dark green tipped bluish green on the margins of the vane inner. The underwing-coverts yellowish brown in the flight feather, more grayish towards the tip; coverts Green except smaller and medium-sized external coverts, they are red and the primarys which are green and Red. The underparts yellowish green, usually with scattered red feathers. Upper, the tail dark green; under, grayish brown.

    The bill color horn; bare periophthalmic whitish: iris yellowish; legs grayish brown.

    Both sexes similar.

    The immature has less red and more green in underwing-coverts, No red on the upper surface of the bend of wing and grey at the base of the bill and on the cutting edge.

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    Subspecies description:
    Psittacara chloropterus maugei

    Psittacara chloropterus maugei

    • Psittacara chloropterus chloropterus

      (Souance, 1856) – The species Payrolll.

    • Psittacara chloropterus maugei†

      (Souance, 1856) – Similar to the species nominal, but with a duller green in the underparts; more red in the large underwing-coverts.

    Habitat:

    This species covers all types of natural habitats from arid lowland forests, to sheets of palmas, but obviously prefers upland forest (including the dominated by Pinus), to 3.000 meters above sea level, scarce, Perhaps because of the persecution, in the adjacent cultivated areas.

    In general, observed in pairs or in small flocks, but sometimes in meetings of more than one hundred, at least in the past, When were most abundant. Discernible couples even within large flocks.

    Reproduction:

    Wild baby Hispaniolan Parakeet (Aratinga chloroptera) that the second hole

    They build their nests in tree cavities, including old holes made by woodpeckers, as well as in arboreal termite.

    The Sunset compose it between 3 and 5 eggs, exceptionally 7.

    Food:

    There are few details about the diet of the Hispaniolan Parakeet, but it is apparently similar to the fellow and and depends on local availability of fruits, seeds, nuts, outbreaks, flowers and beads; Some reported foods include Ficus figs and maize.

    Distribution:

    Confined in Haiti and Dominican Republic, la Española, Greater Antilles. Previously in the Mona Island (Psittacara chloropterus maugei), extinct between 1892 and 1901, probably as a result of the pressure due to the hunting and, possibly, the perturbations by the explosions in the guano mine; possibly, also distributed in Puerto Rico, and its, probably, at the end of the century 19, due to loss of habitat and hunting.

    In La Española It is subject to a significant and continuous decrease, due to destruction of habitat, trade and persecution, especially in Haiti, where possibly is extinct.

    In Dominican Republic they are still distributed in a few areas of Highland, for example, Cordillera Central.

    Possibly small wild populations and Puerto Rico and Florida. A small number in captivity; the international trade small volume, probably, continues.

    Distribution of subspecies:
    • Psittacara chloropterus chloropterus

      (Souance, 1856) – The species Payrolll.

    • Psittacara chloropterus maugei†

      (Souance, 1856) – Times distributed by the Mona Island and, possibly, Puerto Rico, but the last copy was registered in 1892. Currently extinct.

    Conservation:

    • Red list category of the UICN current: Vulnerable

    • Population trend: Decreasing

    There is no new data on the evolution of the population; However, the species is suspected that it may be in decline, slow to moderate due to the hunting, capture and habitat loss.

    Habitat loss and persecution as crop pest they are the greatest threats to this species. Is exploited for the local and international trade, Although only reported 12 individuals for international trade between 1991 and 1995 (Snyder et to the., 2000).

    The number of copies of Hispaniolan Parakeet ranges between 1500 and 7000.

    Conservation actions underway
    Proposed conservation actions.
    In captivity:

    Rare in captivity and legally protected in Dominican Republic against the hunt and capture.

    Alternative names:

    - Hispaniolan Parakeet, Haitian Paroquet, Hispaniolan Conure, San Domingo Conure (inglés).
    - Conure maîtresse, Perruche maîtresse (francés).
    - Haitisittich (alemán).
    - Periquito-de-hispaniola (portugués).
    - Aratinga de la Española, Perico , Periquito Antillano, Periquito de la Española (español).
    - Perico, Xaxavi (República Dominicana).

    Scientific classification:

    - Orden: Psittaciformes
    - Familia: Psittacidae
    - Genus: Psittacara
    - Nombre científico: Psittacara chloropterus
    - Citation: (Souancé, 1856)
    - Protónimo: Psittacara chloroptera

    Images Hispaniolan Parakeet:

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    Hispaniolan Parakeet (Psittacara chloropterus)

    Sources:

    Avibase
    – Parrots of the World – Forshaw Joseph M
    – Parrots A Guide to the Parrots of the World – Tony Juniper & Mike Parr
    Birdlife

    Photos:

    (1) – Haitisittich Psittacara chloropterus Aufnahme in La Romana By Martingloor (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
    (2) – Haitisittich Psittacara chloropterus By Martingloor (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
    (3) – Haitisittich Psittacara chloropterus Aufnahme in La Romana By Martingloor (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
    (4) – Perico de la Hispaniola / Aratinga chloroptera by Carlos De Soto MolinariFlickr
    (5) – Perico de la Hispaniola / Aratinga chloroptera by Carlos De Soto MolinariFlickr
    (6) – Evopsitta maugei. Illustrations from Iconographie des perroquets non figurs dans les publications de Levaillante et de M. Bourjot Evopsitta maugei = Aratinga chloroptera maugei == Psittacara chloropterus maugei By 48 hand-coloured lithographic plates by E. Blanchard and J. Daverne (pl. I-XV) or Juliot of Tours (XVI-XLVII, ‘LXXIX). [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
    (7) – Psittacara euops Syn: Evopsitta euops & Psittacara chloropterus Syn: Psittacara chloropter bzw. Psittacara euops St. Domingue By Charles Émile Blanchard (1819–1900) (biodiversitylibrary.org) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

    Sounds: Lance A. M. Benner (Xeno-canto)

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    Classification Psittacara chloropterus

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  • Psittacara chloropterus
  • Subspecies:
  • Psittacara chloropterus chloropterus
  • Psittacara chloropterus maugei
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