Blaze-winged parakeet

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Blaze-winged parakeet
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Pyrrhura
Species: P. devillei
Binomial name
Pyrrhura devillei
(Massena & Souancé, 1854)
Synonyms

Pyrrhura frontalis devillei

The blaze-winged parakeet (Pyrrhura devillei), more commonly known as the blaze-winged conure in aviculture, is a species of parrot found in wooded habitats in the Pantanal region of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. It remains locally fairly common, but has suffered due to extensive habitat destruction within its relatively small range, and has therefore been uplisted to near-threatened by BirdLife International in 2009. The type specimen is labelled Bolivia, but due to shifting borders it is now believed to be from Paraguay. It has often been considered a subspecies of the maroon-bellied parakeet based on apparent hybrids from Paraguay, but – as far as known – the two generally maintain their integrity, and are recent sources are undecided on whether to treat them as one species or two. They resemble each other, but the blaze-winged parakeet has a dusky crown and red "shoulder" and underwing coverts.

References

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Pyrrhura devillei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  • Collar, N. J. (1997). Blaze-winged Parakeet (Pyrrhura devillei). Pp. 439 in: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., & Sargatal, J. eds. (1997). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 4. Sandgrouse to Cuckoos. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. ISBN 84-87334-22-9

External links

  • World Parrot Trust Parrot Encyclopedia - Species Profile


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