Grey-hooded Parakeet (Psilopsiagon aymara) - Exotic birds | Pets

Posted by pets | 17 November 2016

- Psilopsiagon aymara

Grey-hooded Parakeet

Description:

19-20 cm.. height.

Grey-hooded Parakeet

The Grey-hooded Parakeet (Psilopsiagon aymara) has the body mostly green, elongated and with a very long and pointed tail; the forehead and lores, until the area back from the neck (including the ear-coverts), grayish brown, forming a kind of CAP that comes, slightly, to below the eyes.

Mantle green, lightly olive dyeing; Back and scapulars green; rump and uppertail-coverts, green, slightly brighter; upperwing-coverts green; flight feather Green with black tips; underwing-coverts of color greenish-yellow. Chin and throat pale-whitish grey; breast grey silver pale, sometimes with dye bluish on the feathers on both sides of the breast; flanks of color yellow pale greenish; the belly and the undertail, green, with faint bluish tint.

Upper, the tail green; under, Gray. The bill pale flesh-colored; iris dark brown; legs grey-brown.

Both sexes similar, though the male may have brighter grey in the breast.

Immature they have the tail shorter.

NOTE This species was treated as Bolborhynchus aymara.

  • Sound of the Grey-headed Parakeet.

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Habitat:

You prefer arid habitats shrubs or Woody hills and ravines, dense bushes and trees around settlements and agricultural areas, also distributed in high Andean steppes and sometimes in the Highlands, at altitudes of 1.800 to 3.400 m, sometimes more low (1,200 m in winter) and supposedly until the 4.000 m and Tucumán, Argentina.

The Grey-hooded Parakeet is a bird gregarious, usually seen in small flocks, at least outside of the breeding season; large gatherings near areas with water.

Reproduction:

Nest sometimes in colonies, in holes dug in sand banks or in hollows and cactus in desert area. Egg laying in the month of November in Tucumán. Clutch 4-5 eggs. Up to seven in captivity.

Food:

The Grey-hooded Parakeet they tend to consume berries and other fruit, In addition to seeds herbaceous and grasses (by example Viguera and other compounds); tend to descend to the floor to collect fruits fallen and seeds from the grass.

Distribution:

Tamaño del área de distribución (reproducción/residente): 383.000 km2

Is it can be found in the Andes from the South of Bolivia until Argentina and possibly North of Chile.

In West Bolivia It is known from Peace and Cochabamba to the South of Tarija and Potosi, and in the Northwest of Argentina on the slopes Andean of Jujuy to the South of Mendoza and to the hills of the South East of Córdoba. In the North of Chile (for example, Tarapacá) is reported as resident, visitor or absent.

Some movements at altitude seasonal; - Grey-hooded Parakeet move higher in summer. Generally common and apparently without pressure; Small numbers are caught and exported as cage birds.

Conservation:

• Current red list category of the UICN: Least concern.

• Population trend: Stable.

Justification of the population

The size of the world population It has not been quantified, but this species is described as “quite common” (Stotz et to the., 1996).

Justification of trend

It is suspected that the population is stable in absence of evidence of any decline or threatens substantial, Although it is exported as bird cage in small quantities.

In captivity:

Rare in poultry.

Alternative names:


- Gray-hooded Parakeet, Andean Parakeet, Aymara Parakeet, Gray hooded Parakeet, Gray-headed Parakeet, Grey hooded Parakeet, Grey-headed Parakeet, Grey-hooded Parakeet, Sierra Parakeet (inglés).
- Toui aymara, Perruche d'Aymara (francés).
- Aymarasittich, Aymara Sittich (alemán).
- Periquito-da-serra (portugués).
- Periquito-da-serra (español).
- Periquito-da-serra (Argentina).
- Periquito-da-serra (Bolivia).

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Scientific classification:

- Orden: Psittaciformes
- Familia: Psittacidae
- Genus: Psilopsiagon
- Nombre científico: Psilopsiagon aymara
- Citation: (d'Orbigny, 1839)
- Protónimo: Arara aymara

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Grey-hooded Parakeet (Psilopsiagon aymara)

Sources:

Avibase
– Parrots of the World – Forshaw Joseph M
– Parrots A Guide to the Parrots of the World – Tony Juniper & Mike Parr
Birdlife
– Book parrots, Parrots and macaws Neotropical

Photos:

(1) – Grey-hooded Parakeets (also known as the Aymara Parakeet and the Sierra Parakeet) in Capilla del Monte, Córdoba, Argentina By Nes (originally posted to Flickr as Periquitos) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
(2) -Psilopsiagon aymara by John Gerrard Keulemans [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Sounds: (Xeno-canto)

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