|Brown-breasted Parakeet Pyrrhura calliptera
(aka Flame-winged Parakeet) Colombian name: Periquito Aliamarillo
|Chingaza, Cundinamarca, Colombia
The Brown-breasted Parakeet is endemic to a small area of the eastern cordillera of the Colombian Andes. See the distribution map at NatureServe. It is classified as Vulnerable by Birdlife International.
|It is found at the edges of the cloud forest, in elfin woodland and on the páramo
at between 1,800 and 3,400 metres. It feeds on fruit and seeds but its habitat is being encroached by agriculture. It is also vulnerable to persecution as a crop pest.
This flock was recorded by Jeremy Minns.
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