|Dusky-headed Parakeet (Aratinga
(aka Dusky-headed Conure, Weddell's Parakeet)
The Dusky-headed Parakeet is found in the western Amazon Basin in Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. It is mainly associated with várzea forest and tall trees in swamps but is also seen in cleared areas and coffee and sugar-cane plantations.
|It is the only
Aratinga parakeet with a grey head and it also has a large
white bare patch round the eye. The bill is shiny black.
It feeds on palm fruits and flowers as well as insects. The nest is a cavity in a tree or in an arboreal termite nest. The third photo possibly shows a nest behind some peeling bark
Minns recording is of the birds seen in photos 1 and 2.
|If you do not see a menu on the left, you may have arrived at this page from another site. Please click Home to get to my main page.|