Scarlet-fronted parakeet

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Scarlet-fronted parakeet
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Psittacara
Species: P. wagleri
Binomial name
Psittacara wagleri
(GR Gray, 1845)

The scarlet-fronted parakeet (Psittacara wagleri), also known as the scarlet-fronted conure, red-fronted conure or Wagler's conure, is a long-tailed South American species of parrot. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, and especially high-altitude shrubland and forest; it is also known to visit heavily degraded former forest.

Identification: Red plumage may extend over the top of the head to just behind the eyes, depending on the race. Scattered red feathering may also be present on the throat. Thighs are red. Sexes are alike. Young birds have greatly reduced area of red on the head.[2]

The Cordilleran parakeet was considered conspecific.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Psittacara wagleri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  2. ^ 1956-, Alderton, David, (2004). The new encyclopedia of American birds. Barrett, Peter, 1935-. London: Hermes House/Annesse Pub. ISBN 0681643048. OCLC 55654459. 

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