Golden-plumed Parakeet (Leptosittaca branickii)

Order: Psittaciformes | Family: Psittacidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Andes, Colombia

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Andes, Colombia

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Andes, Colombia

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonas, Peru


Identification & Behavior: ~37 cm (14.5 in). The Golden-plumed Parakeet has a golden stripe from behind the eye. It also has golden around the bill. The belly is golden, but this is variable. The underside of the flight and tail feathers are red. Other structurally similar parakeets include the Mitred Parakeet and White-eyed Parakeet.

Status: The Golden-plumed Parakeet is rare to uncommon on humid montane forest of the east slope of Andes at elevations ranging between 2700-3350 m. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Perico de Mejilla Dorada.

Sub-species: Golden-plumed Parakeet (Leptosittaca branickii), Berlepsch and Stolzmann, 1894.

Meaning of Name: Leptosittaca: Gr. Leptos= slender, thin and sittakos or psittacos= a parrot. branickii: in honor of Wladyslaw Graf Von Branicki (1848-1914) Polish ornithologist and collector.

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Distribution Map
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References:

    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 08/01/2015.