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Rufous-fronted Parakeet

 (Bolborhynchus ferrugineifrons)
 
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Wild Rufous-fronted Parakeets
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The Rufous-fronted parakeet is the only small parrot in a very restricted, high altitude range.

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Species Profile

Genus: Bolborhynchus | Species: ferrugineifrons

Size:

18cm (7 in)

Weight:

Not recorded.

Races including nominate:

one

Colour Adult:

Both adults in general short, green parrots with red markings on face; red frontal mark, lores and base of lower mandible blue/green underwings; short rounded tail. Bill grey/yellow. Eye dark brown.

Colour Juvenile:

Not recorded.

Call:

Moderate, high-pitched chattering contact notes.

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Video Links:

Video 1 | Video 2 | Video 3

More Information:

AvianWeb
Avibase
Handbook of the Birds of the World

Content Sources:

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Wild Rufous-fronted Parakeets
© David Alfonso Bejarano Bonilla

Did You Know?

The Rufous-fronted parakeet is the only small parrot in a very restricted, high altitude range.

Programs & Projects

WPT has worked with numerous partners to help save this species. Learn more

Academic Research

Related publications: Bolborhynchus ferrugineifrons

Species Care

Captive Status:

Not found in captivity.

Longevity:

Not recorded.

Housing:

Not recorded.

Diet:

Not recorded.

Enrichment:

Not recorded.

Nest Box Size:

Not recorded.

Clutch Size:

Not recorded.

Incubation Time:

Not recorded.

Fledging Age:

Not recorded.

Hatch Weight:

Not recorded.

Peak Weight:

Not recorded.

Weaning Weight:

Not recorded.

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Wild Rufous-fronted Parakeets
© David Alfonso Bejarano Bonilla

Did You Know?

The Rufous-fronted parakeet is the only small parrot in a very restricted, high altitude range.

Programs & Projects

WPT has worked with numerous partners to help save this species. Learn more

Academic Research

Related publications: Bolborhynchus ferrugineifrons

Species Wild Status

World Population:

2000-4000

IUCN Red List Status:

Vulnerable

CITES Listing:

Appendix II

Threat Summary:

Clearing of forest for agriculture; also widespread destruction of páramo vegetation, caused by slash burning, has affected numbers.

Range:

Found in Cordillera Central, C Colombia.

Habitat:

Occurs in cold, scrubby and sparsely wooded mountain slopes at around 2400-4000m (7872-13,120 ft). May be found in potato fields.

Wild Diet:

Feeds on grass seeds on the ground, herbs and flowers.

Ecology and Behaviour:

May be nomadic outside of breeding season; gregarious, roosts communally on cliffs. Easily approached.

Clutch and Egg Size:

Not recorded.

Breeding Season:

Likely January.

Related Links:

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Neotropical Birds

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Wild Rufous-fronted Parakeets
© David Alfonso Bejarano Bonilla

Did You Know?

The Rufous-fronted parakeet is the only small parrot in a very restricted, high altitude range.

Programs & Projects

WPT has worked with numerous partners to help save this species. Learn more

Academic Research

Related publications: Bolborhynchus ferrugineifrons

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