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Sulphur-winged Parakeet or Hoffmann's Conure (Pyrrhura hoffmanni)

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Sulphur-winged Parakeet or Hoffmann's Conure (Pyrrhura hoffmanni)

 
   Family:
Psittacidae.
   Distribution:
The Sulphur-winged Parakeet, also known as Sulphur-winged Conure or Hoffmann's Conure is found in Costa Rica and western Panama. Their preferred habitat includes mountain forests and open woodland up to 3000 m - but they sometimes move down to 1300 m in the wet season.
   Description:
Both adults have variable plumage; shafts of feathers of head and throat streaked and tipped with yellow; dark red ear coverts; yellow inner primary feathers and outer secondary feathers, becoming green at tips; red/olive uppertail margined with green. Bill horn in color. Eye ring bare and white. Eye brown. On average these parrets are around 24 cm (9.3 in) in length and weighing 84 g (3 oz). Juvenile in general is duller than adults; minimal yellow streaking to shafts of feathers on head and throat; minimal yellow on primary and secondary feathers. Calls made in flight are high-pitched and piping; while perched are penetrating and somewhat harsh.
   Care and Feeding:
The Sulphur-winged Parakeet feeds on the apples, figs and other larger fruits, small berries and seeds.
   Behavior:
 
   Breeding and Reproduction:
During breeding season, hens lay white eggs in an unlined nest cavity 8-20 m high in a tree, which may be an old woodpecker hole or a broken stub.

 

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