Orange-fronted

Orange-fronted parakeet
Eupsittula canicularis

Taxonomy

  • Scientific name:

    Eupsittula canicularis

  • Family:

    Psittacidae

  • Genus:

    Eupsittula

  • Species:

    Canicularis

  • Common names:

    Orange-fronted arantinga

Biology

  • Morphology:

    Small sized parakeet (23 -25 cm) with long tail. Light beak color bottom part sometimes gray. Gray legs, amber colored eyes with a yellow ocular ring. No visual sexual difference. Green bright plumage with orange front and a blue crown, throat and breast grayish color. Primary and secondary feathers blue on top and dark gray at bottom. Bottom tail feathers are yellow.

  • Reproduction:

    They lay about 3 – 5 eggs

  • Diet:

    Diverse kinds of seeds and fruits

Ecology

  • Range:

    Nearby Pacific coast of northwestern Mexico to Northwest Costa Rica. It is a resident of Copan Ruins.

  • Habitat:

    Occurs mostly in deciduous forest, semi open areas as well as mountains.

Threats

  • Their populations has decreased in many areas due to the persecution for illegal pet trade.
    Risk Category: IUCN Red List: Least concern