Slender-billed parakeet

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Slender-billed parakeet
Slender-billed Parakeet.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Enicognathus
Species: E. leptorhynchus
Binomial name
Enicognathus leptorhynchus
(King, 1831)
Enicognathus areal.JPG
Approximate range in red

The slender-billed parakeet also called the long-billed parakeet (Enicognathus leptorhynchus), is a medium size South American parrot. It belongs to the smaller long-tailed Arinae (macaws and parakeets). It is known by the local common name choroy.

Distribution and habitat

It is endemic to southern Chile; its natural habitat is temperate forests, and its range stretches from central Chile at the level of Mt Aconcagua down to the island of Chiloe and the continental section of the country. The birds are social and flock together in large numbers; they are not especially afraid of humans and the sighting of flocks in urban areas is not uncommon.

The species is reported to be locally common and is in the IUCN Red list category Least Concern.

References

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

External links

  • Aves de Chile: Slender-billed Parakeet - Description and photos


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