|Aratinga||erythrogenys||SA||w Ecuador, nw Peru|
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 Red-masked Parakeet
Copyright remark: Most sounds derived from xeno-canto
recorded by Wouter Halfwerk
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|incubation min.:||23||days||incubation max.:||24||days|
|fledging min.:||48||days||fledging max.:||52||days|
Video Red-masked Parakeet
copyright: Alexander Grimwade
Habitat loss is cause of concern. Catastrophic decline of forest in Tumbes region (Peru) in the past 60 years and its consequent population decline indicate that habitat loss affects population. Also trapping for local and international trade. It suffers heavily from local trade in Peru and Ecuador, where it is a common and highly sought-after pet. It is also internationally traded from Peru, but its status is clouded by the misdeclaring of traded birds and pre-trade mortality, which
both demonstrate the complexities of estimating true numbers taken from the wild.