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Grey-cheeked Parakeet  

Also Known As: Orange-winged Parakeet
 
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Grey-cheeked Parakeet perched

Credit: © Glenn Bartley


 
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The Gray-cheeked Parakeet will nest in cavities in large trees or will take up residence in an arboreal teramitarium (termite nest in tree.)

Species Profile
Genus:
Brotogeris

Species:
pyrrhopterus

Size: Adult Weight:
20cm (7.8 in) 45-60g (1.6-2.1 oz)

Races including nominate:
one

Colourization Adult: Both adults green to yellow/green in general; blue/green crown; pale gray lores, chin and cheeks to ear coverts; dark blue primary coverts; orange/red underwing coverts and axillaries. Bill horn in colour with orange/brown tint. Eye ring bare and grey/white. Eye dark brown.

Colourization Juvenile: As in adults but with green crown without blue wash. Bill darker brown.

Call: Calls made in flight are rapidly repeated trill notes. Calls while perched are shrill and unsong-like. Quiet otherwise.

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Content Sources:

Central Pets

Lexicon of Parrots http://www.arndt-verlag.com/projekt/birds_3.cgi?Desc=E280.htm&Pic=280_1.JPG

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

BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1624&m=0

ML Media Collection Catalogue 122725, Grey-cheeked Parakeet Brotogeris pyrrhopterus, Macaulay, Linda, Guayas, Ecuador, Mar. 9 2002, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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

Parrots: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan 2000-2004, Snyder, McGowan, Gilardi and Grajal, 2000.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1977.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.

Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.