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Barred Parakeet  

Also Known As: Lineolated Parakeet, Banded Parakeet

Captive Barred Parakeets

Credit: © Horst Kroger

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Did You Know?
Rosemary Low (1986) reports a captive pair belonging to her became very excited and happy at their first sight of snow.

Species Profile


Size: Adult Weight:
16cm (6.2 in) 42-52g (1.5-1.8 oz)

Races including nominate:
two: B.l. lineola, B.l. tigrinus

Colourization Adult: B.l. lineola: male-in general green in colour; black barring on upperparts except for crown; olive/green flanks and sides of breast with black/green barring; black bend of wing; blue/green underwing coverts and undersides of flight feathers; dark green tail, the centre feathers widely edged with black. Bill pale horn in colour tinged with pink. Eye dark brown. Female-narrower black barring on upperparts; very narrow black edging to centre tail feathers. B.l. tigrinus: both adults darker green, with stronger black barring.

Colourization Juvenile: B.l. lineola: paler and fainter barring than in female.

Call: Calls are soft, but far carrying notes on an ascending scale; in chorus by flocking birds. Alarm call is series of slurred notes prior to taking flight. Also nasal chattering heard while feeding.

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Content Sources:

Article "Lovely Linnies," by Jason Crean, Parrot Chronicles

Lexicon of Parrots

BirdLife International


ML Media Collection Catalogue 140575 Barred Parakeet (Bolborhynchus lineola), Harvey, Michael, Ucayali, Peru, Oct. 5, 2008, Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.

Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.

Parrots: Their Care and Breeding, Low, 1986.