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Tui Parakeet  

Also Known As: Santarem Parakeet
 
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Tui Parakeet feeding

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Did You Know?
The Tui Parakeet, along with other Brotogeris species, is an arboreal termitarium nester. This means it nests in termite mounds in trees.

Species Profile
Genus:
Brotogeris

Species:
sanctithomae

Size: Adult Weight:
17cm (6.6 in) 58g (2 oz)

Races including nominate:
two: B.s. sanctithomae, B.s. takatsukasae

Colourization Adult: B.s. sanctithomae: both adults in general yellow/green; yellow forehead, lores and forecrown. Bill dark orange/brown. Eye ring bare and pale grey. Eye yellow. B.s. takatsukasae: both adults as in sanctithomae, but with yellow streak behind eye to ear coverts.

Colourization Juvenile: B.s. sanctithomae: as in adults, but with darker brown bill. Eye dark grey.

Call: Calls made in flight are rapid and repetitious screeking. Chatter of entire flock is reminiscent of Budgerigars.

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Content Sources:

Central Pets

Article "The Grey-cheeked Parakeet and Its Family," by Robbie Harris
http://www.lib.montana.edu/~bmarsh/cheeky/articles/harrisbt393.html

Lexicon of Parrots http://www.arndt-verlag.com/projekt/birds_3.cgi?Desc=E284.htm&Pic=284_1.JPG

BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1628&m=0

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

ML Media Collection Catalogue 34272, Tui Parakeet Brotogeris sanctithomae, Parker, Theodore A., III, Loreto, Peru, Jan. 20 1985, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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

Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1977.

Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.

Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.