|Brown-throated Parakeet Eupsittula
(aka Aratinga pertinax)
The Brown-throated Parakeet is one of the most common parakeets in its area of Colombia, Venezuela and northern Brazil. There is a separate population in Panama and a further disjunct population south of the Amazon between the Tapajós and Madeira rivers.
|There are 14 subspecies showing
different amounts of brown on the face, throat and, sometimes,
belly as well as differing colours of eye-ring and/or
The first 2 photos are of the subspecies E. p. chrysophrys and were taken near Boa Vista, Roraima.
|The third and fourth photos
were taken at Thaimaçu near the São Benedito River,
Pará and are of the subspecies E. p. paraensis
which looks so different one wonders if it is not a separate
The Brown-throated Parakeet is found in a wide variety of habitats from arid scrub to forest edges.
Jeremy Minns' recording includes the birds in photos 3 and 4.
|In changing the genus from Aratinga to Eupsittula I have followed Howard and Moore 4th Edition. At the time of writing in July 2013 this treatment is a proposal in front of the South American Classification Committee which looks likely to be accepted.|
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