Green-Cheeked Parakeet

Green-Cheeked Parakeet

Green-cheeked conure

Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Pyrrhura molinae
Population size
Unknown
Life Span
10-30 yrs
WEIGHT
60-80 g
LENGTH
26 cm
WINGSPAN
15.24-17.78 cm

The Green-cheeked parakeet is a small parrot that lives in the forests of South America. It is mainly green, with a brown/black/grey crown, white periophthalmic rings, green cheeks, blue primary wing feathers, a grey beak, and its long pointed tail is mostly maroon. It has short transverse striations on its breast and a red abdominal area. Males and females are similar in appearance.

Di

Diurnal

He

Herbivore

Fr

Frugivore

Gr

Granivore

Fo

Folivore

Ar

Arboreal

Al

Altricial

Zo

Zoochory

Te

Terrestrial

So

Social

Fl

Flocking

No

Not a migrant

Pa

Partial Migrant

G

starts with

Distribution

Geography

Green-cheeked parakeets occur in west-central and southern Mato Grosso, Brazil, northern and eastern Bolivia, northwestern Argentina, and western Paraguay. They live in forests and woodland areas.

Green-Cheeked Parakeet habitat map

Climate zones

Habits and Lifestyle

Green-cheeked parakeets are social birds active during the day. They usually form flocks of 10 to 20 individuals at treetop level or larger flocks where there is more food. They are generally shy in their nature and are the quietest of the conure species.

Bird's call

Diet and Nutrition

Green-cheeked parakeets are herbivores (frugivores, granivores). Their diet includes fruits, vegetables, and various seeds.

Mating Habits

INCUBATION PERIOD
22-25 days
INDEPENDENT AGE
10 to 25 weeks
FEMALE NAME
hen
MALE NAME
cock
BABY NAME
chick
BABY CARRYING
4-6 eggs

Green-cheeked parakeets typically nest in hollows of tree trunks laying between 4 and 6 eggs. The incubation period lasts 22-25 days. The chicks hatch altricial (helpless) and become reproductively mature when they are 1-3 years old.

Population

Population threats

There are no known threats to this species at present.

Population number

The IUCN Red List and other sources don’t provide the number of the Green-cheeked parakeet total population size. Currently, this species is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List.

References

1. Green-Cheeked Parakeet on Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green-cheeked_parakeet
2. Green-Cheeked Parakeet on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22685820/130103512
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/602759

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