White-eyed Parakeet (Psittacara leucophthalmus)

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

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. San Martin, Peru

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. San Martin, Peru

white-eyed_parakeet
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. San Martin, Peru

white-eyed_parakeet
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. San Martin, Peru


Identification & Behavior: ~32 cm (12.5 in). The White-eyed Parakeet is all green with scattered red specks on the cheeks and 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. It is similar to the Mitred Parakeet but is distinguished by not having a red forehead, by having red shoulders, and by not having read where the tarsus meet the thigh.  

Status: The White-eyed Parakeet is fairly common and widespread in Amazonia where it ranges at elevations of up to 1700 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Cotorra de Ojo Blanco.

Sub-species: White-eyed Parakeet (Psittacara leucophthalmus callogenys), Salvadori, 1891.

Meaning of Name: Psittacara: L psitta= para and cara=resembling or look alike. leucophthalma: Gr. leukos= white and ophthalmos= eye.

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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.