Photo: Chris Orr/Great Backyard Bird Count Participant

Yellow-chevroned Parakeet

Brotogeris chiriri

10” (25 cm). A brighter green than most parakeets with a yellow wing bar on the “wrist” when perched. In flight the bar opens up and is visible from above as bright yellow greater coverts (upper surface only). The outer primaries are darker green. Brown iris. Pinkish gray feet.
Family Parrots and allies
Habitat In its native South America it is found more frequently in open woodlands, savannas, and may prefer disturbed savannas and towns. In the U.S. it prefers open habitat, towns and will commonly be found alongside the similar White-Winged Parakeet, even nesting in the same tree.
10” (25 cm). A brighter green than most parakeets with a yellow wing bar on the “wrist” when perched. In flight the bar opens up and is visible from above as bright yellow greater coverts (upper surface only). The outer primaries are darker green. Brown iris. Pinkish gray feet.
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Nesting

4-5 eggs are laid in cavities in dead trees and palm fronds.

Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
Lives of North American Birds

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Songs and Calls
Short squawks, and a chatter reminiscent of a slower, lower, red squirrel chatter. Noisy and incessant in flight. Quieter when in perched flocks.
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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