Orange-chinned

Orange-chinned parakeet
Brotogeris jugularis

Taxonomy

  • Scientific name:

    Brotogeris jugularis

  • Family:

    Psittacidae

  • Genus:

    Brotogeris

  • Species:

    jugularis

  • Common names:

    Periquito de Tovi, catalnica (El Salvador).

Biology

  • Morphology:

    Both male and female adults have feathers with a yellow greenish to olive green color, with a light blue color in the crown, a small orange speck in the chin, a slight touch of blue in the bottom of the dorso.

  • Reproduction:

    Regularly sets 4 – 8 eggs, partner searching in January and eggs are laid between March and February. Nests are built together inside abandoned nests.

  • Diet:

    Their diet is basically composed of fruits such as mango, apples, tangerine and guava, as well as sauco seeds, birdseed, bananas, among others. They also eat flowers.

Ecology

  • Range:

    Extended through the neotropics Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras South México, Nicaragua, Panamá y Venezuela

  • Habitat:

    Generally found less than 1500 msnm. Very common in dry forest areas, cultivated or partially deforested areas. Less common in canopy and borders of wet jungles. Also visible in gardens, parks and suburban areas.

Threats

  • Risk Category: IUCN Red List: Least concern