White-eared Parakeet

It is 21-22 centimetres long. The plumage is mostly green with black and white scaling on the breast and a dark-red belly and rump. The face and throat are chestnut, the forehead is bluish and there is a white ear-patch. The long, graduated tail has a red underside. The bird has a sharp call which is repeated three or four times.

The White-eared Parakeet is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

White-eared Parakeet in having a bluish crown and nape and lacking the ear-patch. Habitat and range - It is found in eastern Brazil where it occurs from Rio de Janeiro state north to Bahia. It inhabits the canopy of humid forests from the lowlands up to 500 metres above sea-level. It usually forages in flocks. Its population has declined recently because of deforestation. More

White-eared Parakeet Pyrrhura leucotis = Described by: Kuhl (1820) Alternate common name(s): White-eared Conure, Maroon-faced Parakeet, Maroon-faced Conure, Venezuelan Parakeet Old scientific name(s): Pyrrhura anca Photographs No photographs are available for this species Range N. and ce. South America; Very peculiar, highly fragmented, widely dispersed distribution: (1) n. Venezuela. (2) Ne. Venezuela. (3) Ne. Brazil (e. Bahia). More

* White-eared Parakeet, Pyrrhura leucotis * White-eyed Parakeet, Aratinga leucophthalmus * White-fronted Parrot, Amazona albifrons * White-naped Lory, Lorius albidinuchus * White-necked Parakeet, Pyrrhura albipectus * White-tailed Black Cockatoo, Calyptorhynchus latirostris * Yellow-and-green Lorikeet, Trichoglossus flavoviridis * Yellow-bibbed Lory, Lorius chlorocercus * Yellow-billed Lorikeet, Neopsittacus musschenbroekii * Yellow-billed Parrot, Amazona collaria * Yellow-breasted Pygmy Parrot, Micropsitta meeki * Yellow-capped Pygmy-Parrot, Micropsitta keiensis * Yellow-chevroned Parakeet, Brotogeris chiriri More

Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Pyrrhura
Species : leucotis
Authority : (Kuhl, 1820)