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Yellow-chevroned Parakeet

 (Brotogeris chiriri)

Also known as: Canary-winged Parakeet, Behn's Parakeet (B.c. behni)

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The Yellow-chevroned Parakeet is an arboreal termite nest breeder. The termite nest is called a termitarium.

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Species Profile

Genus: Brotogeris | Species: chiriri

Size:

22cm (8.6 in)

Weight:

72g (2.5 oz)

Races including nominate:

two: B.c. chiriri, B.c. behni

Colourization Adult:

B.c. chiriri: Both adults pale yellow/green in colour, more so on underparts; lores green; green primary feathers basally tinged with blue; green secondary feathers; yellow secondary coverts. Bill orange/brown. Eye ring creamy white. Eye dark brown.
B.c. behni: Both adults as in chiriri, but lacking the yellow tinge to the green body colour; larger in size.

Colourization Juvenile:

B.c. chiriri: As in adults but with shorter tail. Bill darker brown.

Call:

Calls made in flight are shrill and metallic; also abrupt, loud squawks when taking flight. Emits low, chattering notes while feeding.

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Video Links:

Video 1 | Video 2

More Information:

Avibase
Handbook of the Birds of the World

California Parrot Project

Content Sources:

CITES
Lexicon of Parrots
BirdLife International
Internet Bird Collection
A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998.
ML Media Collection Catalogue 109934, Yellow-chevroned Parakeet Brotogeris chiriri, Medler, Matthew, Mato Grosso, Brazil, Jun. 6 2001, Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Site
Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1977. 2010 edition
Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.
Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.

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Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
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Did You Know?

The Yellow-chevroned Parakeet is an arboreal termite nest breeder. The termite nest is called a termitarium.

Academic Research

Related publications: Brotogeris chiriri

Species Care

Captive Status:

Not common.

Longevity:

Not recorded, but other Brotogeris species average around 15-20yrs.

Housing:

Aviary or suspended enclosure, minimum length 2m (6.5 ft).

Diet:

Fruits such as: apple, pear, banana, orange, pomegranate, cactus fruits, forming about 30 percent of the diet; vegetables (if taken) such as: carrot, celery, green beans and peas in the pod; green leaves such as: Swiss chard, lettuce, sowthistle, dandelion, chickweed; spray millet; small seed mix such as: canary, millet, and smaller amounts of oats, buckwheat, safflower and a little hemp; soaked and sprouted sunflower seed; cooked beans and pulses and boiled maize; limited cubed hard cheese; complete pellet.

Enrichment:

Loves bathing so provide overhead misters or bowls of water. Also provide ladders, swings, numerous perches, puzzle/foraging toys, bird safe wooden chew toys, vegetable tanned leather toys.

Nest Box Size:

Nest log or vertical box 8" x 8" x 14" (20.3cm x 20.3cm x 35.5cm).

Clutch Size:

3-6

Incubation Time:

26 days

Fledging Age:

7 weeks

Hatch Weight:

Not available

Peak Weight:

Not available

Weaning Weight:

Not available

Specialist Club:

Brotogeris Society
 

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Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
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Did You Know?

The Yellow-chevroned Parakeet is an arboreal termite nest breeder. The termite nest is called a termitarium.

Academic Research

Related publications: Brotogeris chiriri

Species Wild Status

World Population:

Unknown, stable.

IUCN Red List Status:

Least Concern

CITES Listing:

Appendix II

Threat Summary:

None at present.

Range:

B.c. chiriri: Interior of E Brazil to E Bolivia, Paraguay and N Argentina in Formosa, Chaco, Misiones and N Corrientes. Introduced populations in Miami, Florida and California.
B.c. behni: C Bolivia to NW Argentina, in Salta.

Habitat:

Found mostly below 1000m (3280 ft), locally up to 2500m (8200 ft) in a variety of habitats including moist, seasonal and riparian forests, pantanal, savanna and city parks. Race behni reported to 2500m (8200 ft) in arid zones.

Wild Diet:

Feeds on flowers, seeds and fruits.

Ecology and Behaviour:

Social, forming large flocks and communal roosts outside breeding season. These flocks consist of up to several hundred birds.

Clutch and Egg Size:

3-6 rounded eggs, 23.0 x 19.0mm (0.9 x 0.7 in).

Breeding Season:

January

Related Links:

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Neotropical Birds

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Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
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Did You Know?

The Yellow-chevroned Parakeet is an arboreal termite nest breeder. The termite nest is called a termitarium.

Academic Research

Related publications: Brotogeris chiriri

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