Bird of the Month July: Cliff Parakeet

July

Cliff Parakeet

Scientific name: Myiopsitta luchsi

Spanish name: Cotorra de los Acantilados

Status: Least Concern (IUCN red list of endangered species)

Habitat and behaviour:

Bolivian endemic. Uncommon to abundant in dry forest, scrub, and cultivated areas in inter-Andean vallleys of Central Bolivia. Its range coincides with that of the Red-fronted Macaw. Conspicous and noisy ofthen in rather large flocks. Breeds in bulky, enclosed stick nests anchored to vertical cliffs. It can be observed in great numbers at the Red-fronted Macaw Community Nature Reserve.

 

 

 

 

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