White-winged Parakeet Brotogeris versicolurus
(aka Canary-winged Parakeet)
Canary-winged Parakeet, Hotel Tropical, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image Brazil

The White-winged Parakeet is found in the Amazon Basin in seasonally flooded várzea forest, in secondary forest and on river islands. There is a distribution map on NatureServe showing also the introduced population in California.

It is sometimes treated as being conspecific with Yellow-chevroned Parakeet B. chiriri but both species are reported from eastern Pará without any interbreeding.

Canary-winged Parakeet, Belém, Pará, Brazil, November 2005 - click for larger image The main identification feature is the yellow and white on the upper wings, the bare lores and the bluish tinge to the face and forehead.

Jeremy Minns recording is of the same small flock from which photos 2 to 4 were taken.

Canary-winged Parakeet, Belém, Pará, Brazil, November 2005 - click for larger image
Canary-winged Parakeet, Belém, Pará, Brazil, November 2005 - click for larger image
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