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Orange-fronted Parakeet (Aratinga canicularis)
Orange-fronted Parakeet, San Diego, USA.
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ORANGE-FRONTED PARAKEET FACTSDescription
The Orange-fronted Parakeet is mainly green, with paler yellowish underside. The breast is olive green. The wings have blue outer primaries and yellow linings. The tail is pointed and has a blue tip. The head has a blue crown, orange forehead, bare yellow ring round the eye. The iris is yellow and the bill is white. Juveniles are similar to adults with less orange on the forehead. They are social birds and feed in flocks of up to one hundred birds.
Orange-fronted Conure, Half-moon Conure
mountain foothills, forest canopy, forest fringes, open woodland, savanna, regrowth forest
seeds, flowers, fruit including figs.
lays three to five white eggs in a tree hollow, termite nest in a tree, or old woodpecker hole.
The Orange-fronted Parakeet is found on the Pacific side of the central mountain ranges of western Mexico to Costa Rica.
The wild population has decreased in many areas due to collection for the pet trade.