Finsch's parakeet

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Finsch's parakeet
Aratinga finschi -pet-5b.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittacidae
Subfamily: Arinae
Tribe: Arini
Genus: Psittacara
Species: P. finschi
Binomial name
Psittacara finschi
(Salvin, 1871)

The Finsch's parakeet (Psittacara finschi), also known as the crimson-fronted parakeet or Finsch's conure, is a small green Neotropical parrot. It is found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and western Panama. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest.

Description

The Finsch's parakeet is completely green with a red cap and bare white patch round its orange eye.

References

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Aratinga finschi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  • "Crimson-fronted Parakeet - BirdLife Species Factsheet". BirdLife International (2008). Retrieved 3 January 2009. 


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