|Golden-plumed Parakeet Leptosittaca branickii
Colombian name: Perico Paramuno
|Otún-Quimbaya, Risaralda, Colombia
The Golden-plumed Parakeet is distributed in the Andes from Central Colombia to southern Peru. See the distribution map at NatureServe. It is found in forest, cloudforest and treeline shrubs mainly between 2,400 and 3,400 metres but down to 1,400 metres at times. These photos were taken at 1,900 metres.
|It is classified as Vulnerable by Birdlife International because of the deforestation taking place in its habitat.
It is mainly green with yellow tufts behind the eye and an orange-yellow patch on the lower breast.
These birds were recorded by Jeremy Minns.
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