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The word Jandaya is taken from the South American Indian name for this bird. No translation is known.
Status in the Wild
Found in NE Brazil, from SE Para and near Sao Luis, Maranhao, east to Rio Grande do Norte and south to Alagoas, N Bahia and E Goias; introduced at Belem, Para.
Occurs in deciduous woodland, cerrado, scrub and areas cleared of wet forest. Also found at edge of humid forest and caatinga. Occasional visitor to farmland and pasture areas.
Possible threat from smuggling wild birds to SE Asia and illegal internal Brazilian trade.
Feeds on seeds, berries and fruits. May also take maize.
Usually seen in flocks of a dozen or so birds. Nests in cavity in tree at least 15m (50 ft) from the ground. Will fly long distances between suitable habitats.
Clutch and Egg Size:
3-6 rounded eggs, 28.5 x 22.5mm (1.1 x 0.9 in).
More Info Sites: http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=186616