Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
Lives of North American Birds
Photo: Tom Friedel/Vireo
|Family||Parrots and allies|
|Habitat||Wooded habitats in the western Amazon Basin. It prefers semi-open habitats such as várzea ("flooded forests" in Portuguese, a low-lying, seasonally flooded region of the central Amazon), forest edges and forest remnants in open savannahs. It has also been found in coffee plantations.|
Typically in a tree or in arboreal termite nests with no additional nesting material. Female incubates two to six white eggs for 21-23 days.
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