|Jandaya Parakeet Aratinga jandaya|
|Nova Roma, Goiás,
The Jandaya Parakeet is a Brazilian endemic. Sick classifies it as a sub-species of Sun Parakeet A. solstitialus but HBW regards it as a species within the superspecies comprising A. solstitialus, A. jandaya and A. auricapilla.
|It is found in the north-east
of Brazil and likes forest edges, plantations and farmland
provided there is woodland nearby.
It eats fruits including mango and cashew pulp as well as palm-nuts, rice and maize. If anything this species is benefiting from forest clearances.
|The birds in the photos are the same ones that feature in Jeremy Minns recording, below.|
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