Nanday Parakeet

A prehistoric relative, Nandayus vorohuensis, was described from Late Pliocene fossils found in Argentina.

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The Nanday 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 Nanday Parakeet (Nandayus nenday) is also known as the Black-hooded Parakeet or Nanday Conure. The bird is native to South America from southeast Bolivia to southwest Brazil, central Paraguay and northern Argentina, from the region known as the pantanal. Caged birds have been released in some areas and the birds have established self sustaining populations in the Los Angeles, California, and several areas of Florida (including St. Petersburg, Broward County, and Miami-Dade County). More

Nanday Parakeet → Nanday Conure — To popular names of parrots. More

I have seen Nanday Parakeets, also called Black-hooded Parakeets in Florida, where as many as 20 different species of parrots and parakeets have begun feral populations. next (Nanday Parakeet) last first previous (Monk Parakeet) Nanday Parakeet Copyright and usage info: My photos are free to use for non-commercial purposes only, provided that you retain the imprint or visibly display © with the image. For Internet usage, a link to is required. More

Description The Nanday Parakeet is 32–37 cm in length, and is mostly green in color. Its most distinguishing characteristic, for which it is named, is its black facial mask and beak. It also shows black trailing flight feathers on its wings and has a long tail edged at the end in blue. The upper chest is bluish-green and the lower chest is a paler green. ... More

seems that there exists a colony of Nanday parakeets on Tenerife. From "Exotic, introduced and invasive avifauna on Tenerife: are these species a serious threat" (2007) "A new addition to the list is Nanday Parakeet Nandayus nenday found in the south of Tenerife with a colony of around 60 birds (E. Garcia-del-Rey unpublished data). This species was first cited to breed in the Canaries by Heinzel et al. (1995)"` for the whole article see: More

A Nanday Parakeet eating a fruit on a cecropia tree in the Pantanal. Portfolio Octavio Salles Keywords Nanday Parakeet Pantanal eating feeding fruit black-headed Capture Medium Digital Capture Capture Format 35mm Location Pantanal, Brazil URL Favorites Add to Favorites All content copyright NatureScapes. More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Nanday Parakeet is classed as Ungraded: species which are unlikely to appear as wild birds in Britain or Ireland hide section Most recent photos of Nanday Parakeet (1) Palermo Wood, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina Palermo Wood, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina19/09/2007 Palermo Wood, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina 19/09/2007 View all pictures of Nanday Parakeet View all pictures of Nanday Parakeet show section External Links More

The pretty Nanday Parakeet lives in roving flocks and is particularly common in the palm savannas of the Low Chaco. It is an extremely popular cagebird, having been bred into a number of unnatural colour forms by aviculturists. The wild form is green with a turquoise breast and black head - he looks just fine as he is to me!FIGURE 1 - Adult ventral calling, location unknown (Frank Fragano undated). FIGURE 2 - Flock, PN M More

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Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Nandayus
Species : nenday
Authority : (Vieillot, 1823)