Plain Parakeet
Plain parakeet (Brotogeris tirica)
Range Brazil
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Psittaciformes
Family Psittacidae
Genus Brotogeris
Species B. tirica
Conservation Status
Least Concern

The Plain Parakeet is a species from the small parrot genus.


The Plain Parakeet has the longest tail, which make up one half of its body length. This parakeet is not as brightly colored as its cousins, which explains its name. Its plumage is generally green.There is some yellow on the crown, cheeks and underparts. The shoulders and lesser wing feathers are olive-green. The flight feathers and the underside of the tail are blue-green. The primary feathers and outer secondary feathers are edged with green.


Its natural habitat are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and heavily degraded former forest. It is common in the urban areas of Sao[1]Paulo and Curitiba in South Brazil.


The Plain Parakeet feeds on and disperses the fruits of the palm (Syagrus romanzoffiana) in Southeastern Brazil. They may also feed on seeds, fruits, flowers, minerals and grit, algae and insects



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