Red-masked Parakeet (Psittacara erythrogenys)

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

red-masked_parakeet
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Northwest Peru

red-masked_parakeet
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Northwest Peru

red-masked_parakeet
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Northwest Peru

red-masked_parakeet
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Northwest Peru


Identification & Behavior: ~30 cm (12 in). The Red-masked Parakeet has a red head that goes over the eyes and cheeks. It may show scattered red specks on the sides of the neck. The bill is pale. It has red on the leading edge of the wings, in the shoulder area.  It does not have red where the tarsus meets the thigh. The juvenile is all green. It is similar to the Scarlet-fronted Parakeet, bu is distinguished by more extensive red in the head that goes over the eyes and cheeks, and no red where the tarsus meets the thigh.

Status: The Red-masked Parakeet is uncommon to fairly common in the deciduous forest of Northwest Peru generally below 700 m. It also occurs in Ec.

Name in Spanish: Cotorra de Cabeza Roja.

Sub-species: Red-masked Parakeet (Psittacara erythrogenys), Lesson, 1844.

Meaning of Name: Psittacara: L psitta= para and cara=resembling or look alike. erythrogenys: Gr. Eruthros= red and genus= the cheek.

See more of the Family Psittacidae   peru aves

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.

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