Green-cheeked Parakeet (Pyrrhura molinae) - Exotic birds | Pets

Posted by pets | 15 November 2016

- Pyrrhura molinae


Green-cheeked Parakeet

Description:

25 cm.. in length and 62-81 grams of weight.

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The Green-cheeked Parakeet (Pyrrhura molinae) has a close front band and lores, you are reddish brown to blackish; crown, of color brown or brown grayish marked laterally in shades blue and green; rear area of the crown and nape with blue tips; cheeks and sometimes the supercilii area (area of the front), of color green with dye olive; ear-coverts of color grey clear to pale.

Upperparts green. The primary coverts are bluish green and the remaining are mainly green, except for some feathers scattered of color blue, yellow or orange in the edge forward of the wing. Primary blue, secondaries Green with blue near the axis; both grey below. Underwing-coverts green. Feathers in the breast, the throat and the sides of the neck, of color Brown at the base with purple pale, light grey, or yellowish opaque in the tips, giving effect squamous; central belly with brown patches of varying size (only scattered feathers some birds); sides of the belly, thighs and bottom of the breast, green; undertail bluish green.

Upper, the tail brown, with green at the base of the center of the tail feathers (hidden under the coverts); below, the tail brown.

The bill, grey; the cere White; bare periophthalmic whitish; iris brown; legs grey.

Both sexes are similar.

Immature paler. with the iris darker and less a defendant patch brown of the belly.

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Subspecies description
Habitat:

The species Green-cheeked Parakeet inhabits dense forests, often low and forests with clear primary and secondary , including stripes of Chaco, Savannah, deciduous forest and Gallery in pantanal, as well as moist forests MOSS-covered in the Eastern Andes where is reported to 2.900 meters above sea level.

In Brazil the subspecies Pyrrhura molinae hypoxantha are located mainly in deciduous forest above the 500 m.

Gregarious (at least outside of breeding season), usually in flocks of 10-20, sometimes many more.

Very often seen in rapid flight, under, fairly erratic and slightly wavy. Difficult to detect as it feeds calmly in the treetops.

Reproduction:

It nests in hollow natural of trees. The Sunset is of 4 to 6 eggs during the month of February in the northeast of Argentina. Period of incubation: 20-24 days.

Food:

There is no information about the diet of the Green-cheeked Parakeet, but probably similar to nearby conspecifics; Forages in the treetops.

Distribution:

Tamaño del área de distribución (reproducción/residente): 675.000 km2

Its distribution runs from the southwest of Brazil and Northwest of Argentina to the East of Bolivia and probably South of Peru.

To this species is it can be observed in Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso from the South, in the southwest of Brazil, and in Beni, Peace, Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, Tarija and Santa Cruz, to the East of Bolivia, to the fringes of the Chaco. They can be distributed through the North of Bolivia up to the end South of Peru, in where is captured an individual hybrid with the Black-capped Parakeet (Pyrrhura rupicola).

Apparently absent from the land low of the pantanal and restricted in the basin of the Río Paraguay isolated plots of forests of chaco in the Highlands on the right bank of the river.

In the Northwest of Argentina is distributed in Salta, Jujuy and with less frequency in Tucumán (a record in Catamarca is probably wrong).

They can live on the fringes of the Northwest of Paraguay but not is tested. Some local seasonal movements they can occur, birds in the higher elevations down to altitudes lower in winter (Mar-Aug).

Generally common (very common in Salta and Jujuy); Highest densities in deciduous forest; It is the most common parrot in the forested valleys of Bolivia East but probably declining there due to the rapid clearance of its habitat.

Is sold during those years eighty and was extended in captive outside of its area of distribution.

Distribution of subspecies
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 “common” (Stotz et to the., 1996).

Justification of trend

Suspected that the population is stable in absence of evidence of any decline or threatens substantial.

In captivity:

Unknown in those birds up to the Decade of 1970, currently it is quite common. They have become one of the favorite birds in the pet trade, due to his sweet personality and at your disposal for fun. Are playful, loving and Smart.

Are not considered the best talkers. However, some Green-cheeked Parakeet, especially smart, they learned to speak very well, according their owners. Even so, most say only a couple of things, and there is no guarantee that you ever learn to speak. They also have low and serious voice, so even if managed to talk, It would not be easy for you to say something understandable.

Price per couple (ancestral): 120-200 EUR. Hypoxantha: 150-300 EUR.

Alternative names:


- Green-cheeked Parakeet, Green cheeked Parakeet, Green-cheeked Conure, Yellow-sided Conure (inglés).
- Conure de Molina, Perriche de Molina, Perruche de Molina (francés).
- Molinasittich, Molina Sittich, Molina-Sittich (alemán).
- cara-suja, tiriba-de-cara-suja (portugués).
- Chiripepé cabeza parda, Chiripepé de cabeza gris, Cotorra de Molina, Perico Amarillo, Perico Verde (español).
- Chiripepé cabeza parda (Argentina).
- Chiripepé cabeza parda (Paraguay).
- Chiripepe cabeza parda (Bolivia).
- Kirki (Aymara).
- Sira (Guaraní).

Scientific classification:

- Orden: Psittaciformes
- Familia: Psittacidae
- Genus: Pyrrhura
- Nombre científico: Pyrrhura molinae
- Citation: (Massena & Souancé, 1854)
- Protónimo: Conurus molinae

Images Green-cheeked Parakeet:

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Green-cheeked Parakeet (Pyrrhura molinae)

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
avianweb

Photos:

(1) – A Green-cheeked Parakeet perching on the index finger of a left hand By Eric Sonstroem from California, USA (Green-Cheeked ConureUploaded by snowmanradio) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
(2) – Green-cheeked Conure perching in an aviary at Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Malaysia By Brandon Lim (Rainbow LorakeetUploaded by Snowmanradio) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
(3) – Green-cheeked Conure perching in an aviary By Brandon Lim (Rainbow LorakeetUploaded by Snowmanradio) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
(4) – A juvenile pet Yellow-sided Green-cheeked Conure (also Sordid Conure and the Yellow-sided Conure). It is a naturally occurring subspecies of the Green-cheeked Conure. The photograph shows a wing-clipped pet parrot in a bird cage. By therouxdown (Reese closeupUploaded by Snowmanradio) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
(5) – A juvenile pet Yellow-sided Green-cheeked Conure (also Sordid Conure and the Yellow-sided Conure). It is a naturally occurring subspecies of the Green-cheeked Conure. The photograph shows a wing-clipped pet parrot perching on a food bowel By therouxdown (originally posted to Flickr as Reese profile) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
(6) – Molina’s Parrot from Philip Lutley Sclater and W. H. Hudson, Argentine Ornithology: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Birds of the Argentine Republic (1888-89) in Wikimedia

Sounds: (Xeno-canto)

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Classification Pyrrhura molinae

Species:
  • Pyrrhura molinae
  • Subspecies:
  • Pyrrhura molinae australis
  • Pyrrhura molinae flavoptera
  • Pyrrhura molinae hypoxantha
  • Pyrrhura molinae molinae
  • Pyrrhura molinae phoenicura
  • Pyrrhura molinae restricta
  • Green-cheeked Parakeet video

    Anatomy of the Psitacidae


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    Especies del género Pyrrhura

    • Pyrrhura cruentata
    • Pyrrhura devillei
    • Pyrrhura frontalis
      • ---- Pyrrhura frontalis chiripepe
      • ---- Pyrrhura frontalis frontalis
    • Pyrrhura lepida
      • ---- Pyrrhura lepida anerythra
      • ---- Pyrrhura lepida coerulescens
      • ---- Pyrrhura lepida lepida
    • Pyrrhura perlata
    • Pyrrhura molinae
      • ---- Pyrrhura molinae australis
      • ---- Pyrrhura molinae flavoptera
      • ---- Pyrrhura molinae hypoxantha
      • ---- Pyrrhura molinae molinae
      • ---- Pyrrhura molinae phoenicura
      • ---- Pyrrhura molinae restricta
    • Pyrrhura pfrimeri
    • Pyrrhura griseipectus
    • Pyrrhura leucotis
    • Pyrrhura picta
      • ---- Pyrrhura picta caeruleiceps
      • ---- Pyrrhura picta eisenmanni
      • ---- Pyrrhura picta picta
      • ---- Pyrrhura picta subandina
    • Pyrrhura emma
    • Pyrrhura amazonum
      • ---- Pyrrhura amazonum amazonum
      • ---- Pyrrhura amazonum lucida
      • ---- Pyrrhura amazonum snethlageae
    • Pyrrhura lucianii
    • Pyrrhura roseifrons
      • ---- Pyrrhura roseifrons dilutissima
      • ---- Pyrrhura roseifrons roseifrons
      • ---- Pyrrhura roseifrons parvifrons
      • ---- Pyrrhura roseifrons peruviana
    • Pyrrhura viridicata
    • Pyrrhura egregia
      • ---- Pyrrhura egregia egregia
      • ---- Pyrrhura egregia obscura
    • Pyrrhura melanura
      • ---- Pyrrhura melanura berlepschi
      • ---- Pyrrhura melanura chapmani
      • ---- Pyrrhura melanura melanura
      • ---- Pyrrhura melanura pacifica
      • ---- Pyrrhura melanura souancei
    • Pyrrhura orcesi
    • Pyrrhura albipectus
    • Pyrrhura rupicola
      • ---- Pyrrhura rupicola rupicola
      • ---- Pyrrhura rupicola sandiae
    • Pyrrhura calliptera
    • Pyrrhura hoematotis
      • ---- Pyrrhura hoematotis hoematotis
      • ---- Pyrrhura hoematotis immarginata
    • Pyrrhura rhodocephala
    • Pyrrhura hoffmanni
      • ---- Pyrrhura hoffmanni gaudens
      • ---- Pyrrhura hoffmanni hoffmanni

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