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CANARY-WINGED PARAKEET

Scientific Name: Brotogeris versicolurus
Order
Psittaciformes

Family
Psittacidae

Habitat & Range
The canary-winged parakeet is native to South America. It inhabits open forests, savannahs and river islands of northern Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and French Guiana. Locally it can be found in southern regions of Florida, primarily the Miami area.

Identification
Also referred to as the Bee Bee or Pocket Parrot, the canary-winged parakeet measures approximately 8 to 10 inches and weigh an average of 70 grams. There is
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no visual difference between males and females. They are primarily green in color, with white secondary wings that is visible when folded, and white patches that are visible only during flight. The white patches are what distinguishes these birds from their close relative, the yellow-chevroned parakeet.

Diet
Canary-winged parakeets feed mainly on fruits, nuts, berries and flowers.

Reproduction & Lifespan
Adults reach sexual maturity at about 2 years old. Hens lay clutches of 4 to 6 eggs, which are incubated for 21 days.

The Bee Bee can live up to 15 years.
 
 
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