Andean parakeet
Bolborhynchus orbygnesius

Catita andina

Catita andina

16 cm.. height.

The Andean parakeet (Bolborhynchus orbygnesius) is usually dark green, with blue wing patch (visible in flight), clear peak, tail broad at the base and finished at tip of yellowish color with bluish tinge in the interior.

It is usually found in deserts and semi-arid areas, between 3000 - 4000 m (It has been reported to the 1500 and to the 6000 m).
Possibly perform altitudinal migration, descending to mountainous valleys after reproduction. You can also visit rural areas and agricultural land.
Walks in couple or flocks of more or less 300 individuals. They breed in caves dug into ravines.
The diet consists of seeds, buds and fruits.

Has not been considered as threatened, their populations are stable.

Is found in the North-West of Peru to Bolivia and to the West of the Andes in Peru.

They are shy and quiet birds, very sensitive to cold, stress and infections. Birds may die without apparent reason. They are rare in captivity.

Sound of the Andean parakeet.

Andean Parakeet (English).

Andean parakeet (Bolborhynchus orbygnesius)


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