Blood-eared parakeet

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Blood-eared parakeet
Red-eared Parakeet.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittacidae
Subfamily: Arinae
Tribe: Arini
Genus: Pyrrhura
Species: P. hoematotis
Binomial name
Pyrrhura hoematotis
Souancé, 1857

The blood-eared parakeet (Pyrrhura hoematotis) or red-eared parakeet is a species of parrot in the family Psittacidae. It is native to the Venezuelan Coastal Range.

Description

it is mostly green but has a scarlet cap and blood coloured ears which how it gets its name.

Habitat

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and heavily degraded former forest.

References

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Pyrrhura hoematotis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 


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