El Oro Parakeet

The body is mostly covered by a darkish green color with a red forehead . The edges of the wings, and the end of the tail, also have this same red color. On the outer edges of the wings, there is a bluish color. Feet are dark grey, the eyes are surrounded by a white circle and the bill is horn colored. It is approximately 22cm long and weighs 73g.

The El Oro Parakeet is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Adult El Oro parakeet at nest entrance, as researcher monitors nest The El Oro parakeet was first discovered in 1980 during a field expedition to a remote area of cloud forest in southwest Ecuador. Despite eluding scientists for so long, it is a relatively eye-catching parakeet with mostly green plumage interspersed ... More

Adult El Oro parakeet at nest entrance, as researcher monitors nest Adult El Oro parakeet at nest entrance, as researcher monitors nestPrint factsheet Facts - Spanish: Cotorra De El Oro, Perico De El Oro Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Psittaciformes Family More

Conservation of the El Oro Parakeet at Buenaventura Reserve, Ecuador = Region: - Ecuador, near the town of Piñas, El Oro Province Partner: - Fundación Jocotoco Initiation: - May 2005 El Oro Parakeet. More

Although the Wans spotted the El Oro parakeet, no photograph was possible due to the heavy mist of the cloud forest even after two days of hauling heavy camera gear over steep, slippery terrain in the hot and humid forest. "I will return to try again to capture an image of this rare and lovely bird," Wan vowed. Sara Wan is the past chair and a current member of the California Coastal Commission. More

The newly described El Oro parakeet was discovered in 1980 and over 250 species of birds have been recorded. The drive from Quito is about 11 hours but can also be reached in less time from Cuenca or Guayaquil. Accommodations are low standard but adequate. Target birds: Red-masked Parakeet, Rose-faced Parrot, Black-and-white Owl, White-tipped Sicklebill, Emerald-bellied Woodnymph, Wedge-billed Hummingbird, Uniform Treehunter, Brown-billed Scythebill, Scaled Fruiteater, Golden-winged Manakin, Song Wren, Three-banded Warbler, and Rufous-throated Tanager. More

The future of the endangered El Oro Parakeet is now more secure, thanks to WLT partner organisation the Jocotoco Foundation Land purchase by WLT partner organisation helps safeguard the future of the El Oro Parakeet. The future of the endangered El Oro Parakeet is now more secure thanks to the Jocotoco Foundation, the World Land Trust's partner organisation in Ecuador. More

Update on El Oro Parakeet protection programme Work continues at Buenaventura to protect the El Oro Parakeet. This progress report has been written by Dr Martin Schaefer. In order to increase the protection of critically endangered birds, Fundaci More

evolution of species such as the El Oro Parakeet; the presence here of lower elevation species show an expansion of ecological niches; and the unusual mixture of species of diverse geographic origens occuring together reflects a complex biogeographic history. Visitors may stay at the recently built Umbrellabird Lodge. More

Successful breeding of El Oro Parakeets in artificial nest boxes at Buenaventura March 2007 Photogallery of the Fundaci More

Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Pyrrhura
Species : orcesi
Authority : Ridgely & Robbins, 1988