Green-cheeked Red-Tailed Parrot
In the photo: Green-cheeked red-tailed parrot (Pyrrhura molinae)
EXTERNAL VIEW OF THE GREEN RED-TAIL TAIL
An average parakeet with a body length of up to 26 cm and an average weight of about 60 - 80 g. The main body color is green, the head on top is gray-brown. The cheeks are green with an eye, a gray spot, the chest is gray with longitudinal stripes. The lower chest and belly are olive green. There is a red spot on the abdomen. The undercoat is turquoise. The hovst is brick red, the feathers of the wings are blue. The perorbital ring is white and bare, the beak is gray-black, eyes are brown, legs are gray. Both floors are painted the same. There are 6 subspecies that differ in habitat and coloring elements.
Life expectancy with proper care is about 12 - 15 years.
HABITAT AND LIFE IN THE NATURE OF THE GREEN RED-TAIL COARSE
It lives everywhere in Brazil, as well as in northeast Bolivia, northwest Argentina. They are kept in dense wooded lowlands. Often visit the outskirts of forests, savannahs. They are also seen in the foothills of the Andes at an altitude of up to 2900 m above sea level.
Out of the breeding season, flocks of 10 to 20 individuals are kept in flocks. Usually fed in the treetops.
The diet contains dry small seeds, fruits, flowers, berries and nuts.
REPRODUCTION OF GREEN RED-TAIL TAIL
The breeding season is in February. Nests are arranged in the cavities and hollows of trees.In clutch there are usually 4-6 eggs, which are incubated only by the female for 22-24 days. During incubation, the male feeds and protects the female and the nest. Chicks leave the nest at the age of 7 weeks. Parents feed them up to complete independence for about 3 weeks.