Supriya Ghosh

Andean parakeet

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Psittaciformes
Family  Psittacidae
Scientific name  Bolborhynchus orbygnesius
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Superfamily  Psittacoidea
Subfamily  Arinae
Higher classification  Bolborhynchus
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Similar  Rufous‑fronted parakeet, Black‑winged parrot, Manu parrotlet, Bolborhynchus, Tui parakeet

Andean parakeet


The Andean parakeet (Bolborhynchus orbygnesius) is a small 160 mm (6.3 in) parrot found in the upland wooded valleys of the central eastern Andes in Bolivia and Peru, at elevations of 1,500 to 5,000 m (4,900 to 16,400 ft). It is solid green, darker above and lighter below, with some blue visible on the wings when flying. It has a pale bill and medium length tail. It is stockier and darker than the mountain parakeet.

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Most flocks are small, but sometimes include over 300 individuals. The Andean parakeet eats seeds, buds, and berries, and it breeds in burrows in steep banks.

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It was formerly known as B. andicolus.

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References

Andean parakeet Wikipedia


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