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The parrot genus Aratinga comprises 24 species. Aratinga is a genus of American parakeets. They belong to the long-tailed group. Most are predominantly green, although a few are predominantly yellow or orange. They are social and commonly seen in groups in the wild. In Brazil the popular name of several species usually is Jandaia, sometimes written as Jandaya in the scientific form.
The genus Aratinga includes species with habitat from South America to Mexico. Birds in the Aratinga genus have a “swift, direct flight” that differs from other similar birds according to “Parrots of the World.” Other characteristics include the males and females looking alike, a fully feathered face and a rather long tail that starts wide at the base and becomes slender at the tip.
Listen to the sound of Pacific Parakeet
Copyright remark: Most sounds derived from xeno-canto
recorded by Doug Knapp
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Video Pacific Parakeet
copyright: BIll Wayman
Formerly regarded as a subspecies of the smaller and smaller-billed Green Parakeet (Aratinga holochlora), the Pacific Parakeet is the largest member of its genus over much of the species? range.