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Green-cheeked Parakeet

Green-cheeked Parakeet
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-02-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC RW10 iii, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-02-15 6:28
Viewed: 331
Points: 8
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The Green-cheeked Parakeet or Green-cheeked Conure (Pyrrhura molinae) is a small parrot of the genus Pyrrhura, which is part of a long-tailed group of the New World parrot subfamily Arinae. This type of parrot is generally called a conure in aviculture. It is native to the forests of South America.

The Green-cheeked Parakeet is typically 26 cm long and weighs 60 to 80 g. It is mainly green, with a brown/black/grey crown, white periophthalmic rings, green cheeks, blue primary wing feathers, a grey beak, and its long pointed tail is mostly maroon. It has short transverse striations on its breast and a red abdominal area. Males and females have an identical external appearance.

The Green-cheeked Parakeet has six subspecies:
• Pyrrhura molinae, (Massena & Souance 1854)
• P. m. australis, Todd 1915
• P. m. flavoptera, Maijer, Herzog, Kessler, Friggens & Fjeldsa 1998
• P. m. hypoxantha,(Salvadori 1899)
• P. m. molinae, (Massena & Souance 1854)
• P. m. phoenicura, (Schlegel 1864)
• P. m. restricta, Todd 1947

Distribution and habitat
The Green-cheeked Parakeet occurs in west-central and southern Mato Grosso, Brazil, northern and eastern Bolivia, northwestern Argentina, and western Paraguay. Its habitat is forests and woodland, where it usually forms flocks of 10 to 20 individuals at treetop level, or larger flocks where there is more food. It is also emerging as a popular pet for families and individuals.

Diet and Behavior
The Green-cheeked Conure eats various seeds, vegetables and fruits. The average clutch is 4–6 eggs. Average incubation is 25 days, varying from 22 to 25 days. They are the quietest of the conures and can learn tricks and have a limited vocabulary, with extensive training.

Source: Wikipedia

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-02-15 13:08]

Hi Peter,another excellent post with your new camera,not a typical species of your country,but a perfect capture very sharp,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Peter,
Beautiful coloured Parakeet. Well captured. Perfect background and details. Well exposure too. I think bit more space on top could have been better, too tight in my test.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice weekend,

Hello Peter,
Amazing sharp details with your new camera....Excellent details, colors and composition.

Hi Peter
Far from his natural area, but nice parrot.
Nice colors, good sharpness and dof.

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