Mitred Parakeet

A relatively long-tailed species with a total length of 34–38 cm .

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

A feral Mitred Parakeet in Florida Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Psittaciformes Family: Psittacidae Genus: Aratinga Species: A. More

Mitred Parakeet Buy or license this image Splitbar Recommended Products: Overview Mitred Parakeet: Fairly large green parakeet with brownish-red forehead grading into scattered bright red feathers on crown, face, cheek, and sometimes on the bend in the wing. Dull green underparts are faintly washed olive. Sexes similar. Juvenile shows less red and has a brown rather than orange iris. More

During studies flocks of Mitred Parakeets were found in Malibu (especially Zuma Canyon and Pt. Dume), West Los Angeles, Culver City, Venice, central Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Highland Park, Temple City, Arcadia, and El Monte. Maximum flock sizes were 100 in the San Gabriel Valley, 60 in Palos Verdes Estates, 55 in Malibu (lower Zuma Canyon), 48 in Lakewood, and 47 in Exposition Park south of downtown Los Angeles. More

Red-headed Conures, or Mitred Parakeets - are the second largest of the conure species. * Similar species: The Cherry-headed / Cherry-head or Red-masked Conure (Aratinga erythrogenys) * Sub-species, Ranges & Identifications Mitreds are endemic to the Andes from north-central Peru, south through Bolivia, to north-western Argentina. Introduced populations exist in California, Florida and Hawaii. More

* The Mitred Parakeet is social and typically seen in small flocks, but may gather in groups of up to 100 outside the breeding period. Rarely, flocks of up to 2000 may gather at roosting places. More

Mitred parakeet in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.By Tom Friedel Mitred parakeet in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A couple of weeks back, I got an e-mail from a reader suggesting a column about the Berkeley parrot flock. In trying to pull that column together, I was struck by how little I knew about these birds—in contrast to their celebrity cousins in San Francisco. More

Mitred parakeets live in large numbers in Kendall near the Dadeland Mall. In the palm trees directly west of the mall along Kendall Drive next to 826, the parakeets come in the evening to roost. I saw about 500 at one time circling the palm trees as they prepared to roost. In the Kings Creek apartment complex, parakeets are always there perched on buildings or trees. I have seen juveniles, but I have yet to see a nest. I wonder where they are nesting. More

It has been suggested that the Mitred Parakeet is a cryptic species complex that includes two additional species, the Chapman's and Hocking's Parakeets. Currently, most authorities do not recognize these and they are not included in the below list. For further information on these species, see the individual species' pages. Aratinga are native to the mainland of America, Cuba, to some of the Caribbean Islands, and to various other islands. Some of the species have been introduced elsewhere. More

two forms are similar, but mitred parakeets have significantly less red on their heads. Most correspondents reported a maximum of four parrots seen together—a much smaller flock than my memories from the ‘80s. But Pam Zumwalt saw six in her south Berkeley neighborhood last July. Maybe the additional two were fledglings that subsequently died or struck out on their own. More

The Mitred Parakeet (Aratinga mitrata) is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montanes, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest. More

The original Mitred Parakeet became ill and was rehabilitated in captivity and released. For the latest information and sightings, check out the Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill. A healthy flock of feral Mitred Parakeets is breeding at a site in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County (Mark Bittner pers. comm.). More

Mitred Parakeet, Aratinga mitrata (3 on right) & Blue-Crowned Parakeet, Aratinga acuticaudata (on left) Miami suburbs, FL 11 December 2001 White-eyed Parakeet Aratinga leucophthalmus Saladero de Loros Yasuni National Park Rio Napo Ecuador 11 April 2008 Dusky-headed Parakeet Aratinga weddellii Saladero de Loros Yasuni National Park Rio Napo More

Mitred Parakeet has red around eye and red tibia feathers. Chapman's Parakeet could be sympatric with Hocking's Parakeet in Cusco and Huancavelica, it differs having more red in the forehead (Hocking's Parakeet has a half-moon shaped band over the bill) and more bluish green upperparts. Nota Taxonomica: Split from Mitred Parakeet Aratinga mitrata by Thomas Arndt in J. Ornithol. (2005). More

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Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Aratinga
Species : mitrata
Authority : (Tschudi, 1844)