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Barred Parakeet  

Also Known As: Lineolated Parakeet, Banded Parakeet
 
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Captive Barred Parakeets

Credit: © Horst Kroger


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

Species Profile
Genus:
Bolborhynchus

Species:
lineola

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 http://www.parrotchronicles.com/mayjune2003/lineolated.htm

Lexicon of Parrots http://www.arndt-verlag.com/projekt/birds_3.cgi?Desc=E267.htm&Pic=267_1.JPG

BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1611&m=0

CITES http://www.cites.org/eng/resources/species.html

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.