Orange-fronted Parakeet

There are three subspecies:

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The Orange-fronted Parakeet is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Orange-fronted Parakeet feeds in flocks which can reach 100 birds outside the breeding season, taking various seeds, flowers and fruits including figs. Its flight call is a raucous can-can-can, and when perched it has a reedy zeeweet. Breeding The 3-5 white eggs are laid in an unlined nest cavity, usually self-excavated in an arboreal termite nest of the termite species Nasutitermes nigriceps, but sometimes in an old woodpecker hole or natural cavity. More

The Orange-fronted Parakeet is one of the most common bird species at the Los Tarrales Reserve coffee plantation in Guatemala. They are commonly seen perching in the trees surrounding the coffee processing facility at the plantation. More

Learn all about orange-fronted parakeet/kākāriki in this section. The main threat for orange-fronted parakeets is predation from introduced mammals like rats. Threats to orange-fronted parakeet Predators and habitat loss are the main threats to orange-fronted parakeet/kākāriki. Four orange-fronted parakeet chicks in captivity, less than 30 days old. Photo: G.Denis. DOC's work with the orange-fronted parakeet Find out what DOC is doing to help save the orange-fronted parakeet/kākāriki from extinction. More

orange-fronted parakeet (Cyanoramphus malberbi) population has plummeted 75 percent from 500 birds to 100 to 200. It has raced to the top of New Zealand's endangered species list, and is now in the company of kakapo, black robin and takahe. It was once widely distributed throughout a region that represents the greater New Zealand continental landmass of 135 million years ago, that spread from New Caledonia to the subantarctic islands, and from the Lord Howe Rise to the Chatham Rise. More

Orange-fronted Parakeet or "Half-moon Conure" (Aratinga canicularisa) from Middle America. Distribution / Habitat The Malherbe's Parakeet was formerly scattered throughout most of New Zealand, but is now confined to the Nothofagus forest on the South Island of New Zealand. They are found in two valleys in Arthurs Pass National Park and Lake Sumner Forest Park in North Canterbury. More

Reports from the 1800s show that orange-fronted parakeets were once found throughout the South Island,Stewart Island and on a few other offshore islands. However, their distribution has reduced dramatically over the last century and the orange-fronted parakeet is now the rarest parakeet in New Zealand. Classified as ‘nationally critical’, the species has a high risk of extinction with only 100 – 200 birds in the wild. More

Orange-Fronted Parakeet: The Fight For Survival - A fascinating 18 minute documentary covering the plight of New Zealand's Orange-Fronted Parakeet. The Orange-Fronted Parakeet could possibly be the first New Zealand bird to go extinct in 40 years. More

The Orange-fronted Parakeet or Half-moon Conure is a medium-sized parrot that can be found from western Mexico to Costa Rica. It lives in lowlands and foothills on the Pacific side of the central mountain ranges in forest canopy and edges, and more open woodland. Orange-fronted Parakeets feed in flocks which can reach 100 birds, taking various seeds, flowers and fruits including figs. More

The Orange-fronted Parakeet is a medium-sized parrot that ranges from western Mexico to Costa Rica. It eats seeds, flowers and fruits. It most often builds its nest in a termite nest. We saw this one at Laguna Manialtepec near Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. Orange-fronted Parakeet | Top of page | Main index | Search | What's new | - The Pacific Coast of Mexico Tom Penick: tom@tomzap. More

orange-fronted parakeet, they detected what may explain the tendency to mimicry. "We think what they may be doing is changing their call a bit to let ... Kakariki try new homes - Nov 6, 2008 expat Mexican conservationist has completed the first stage of his quest to relocate rare kakariki from Little Barrier to Motuihe and Rakino islands and ... Ecotourism's diamond in the rough - Jan 17, 2007 Canada. More

Orange-fronted Parakeet, Orange-fronted Conure, Half Moon Conure (Eng.), Periquito Frentianaranjado (Sp.), Aratinga canicularis (Sci.) Introduced species, Puerto Rico. Information compiled by Alan Mowbray, Interpretive Media Writer, EYNF/LEF General Information: Taxonomy: Class – Aves, Order – Psittaciformes, Family – Psittacidae, Genus – Aratinga, Species – A. canicularis. In Puerto Rico, the Orange-fronted Parakeet is often mistaken for the endangered endemic Puerto Rican Parrot (Amazona vittata) which it resembles slightly from a distance. More

The number of orange-fronted parakeet plummeted 75 percent in three years, after it was declared a separate species in 2001. It has very quickly become one of New Zealand's most critically endangered birds. Only 100-200 birds remain in two valleys in Arthurs Pass National Park and Lake Sumner Forest Park in North Canterbury. Birds have been translocated to predator-free Chalky Island in Fiordland where it was found to be breeding in 2006. More

Orange-Fronted Parakeet that I made into a small 3 minute video exclusively of Orange-Fronted Parakeet footage set to music. This is a bonus I included in the DVD but I have now made available for viewing or download. More

The taxonomic status of the orange-fronted parakeet has long been a subject of debate. Research conducted by the Department of Conservation, in association with Victoria, Canterbury and Lincoln universities, has now shown it to be a separate species. The DNA research was supported with field observations, to determine whether interbreeding occurred between yellow-crowned and orange-fronted parakeets in the wild. This fieldwork revealed no mixed pairs, which indicates that they sustain separate gene pools. More

The Orange-fronted Parakeet is also known as the Orange-fronted Conure or the Half-moon Conure. This cute parrot species is native to South America with a range from Mexico to Costa Rica. This is our totally cute Birdorable version of the Orange-fronted Parakeet. More

Orange-fronted Parakeet - Aratinga canicularis = First year: 1972 Extirpated year: 1988 Established status: Species were formerly present in Florida, but are no longer present. Estimated Florida range: 4 counties Not reported breeding Statewide trend: No current population Threats to natives: Members of the parrot family carry Newcastle disease, identified in 1971, which can infect native songbirds, game birds, domestic chickens and turkeys, and other exotic bird species. More

orange-fronted parakeets in Canterbury to three,” continued Mr Grant. “More searches will continue this year with the hope of finding further populations.” Further good news for the wild populations is an abundance of beech seed this autumn. This is likely to extend the käkäriki breeding season through the winter. Planning and preparation for Operation Ark, DOC’s initiative to respond to predator plagues, is in full swing. More

Orange-fronted Parakeet Aratinga canicularis = Described by: Linnaeus (1758) Alternate common name(s): Orange-fronted Conure Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs Mismaloya, Jalisco, Mexico - Jan 18, 2008 More

Stamps showing Orange-fronted Parakeet Aratinga canicularis Orange-fronted Parakeet Aratinga canicularis Orange-fronted Parakeet Aratinga canicularis Bargain of the day! Orange-fronted Parakeet Links will open countrypage in new window - Honduras 08.07.1999 Birds of Honduras in danger of extinction - Mexico 05.06. More

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Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Aratinga
Species : canicularis
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)