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Dusky-headed Parakeet

Aratinga weddellii

A medium-small parakeet from tropical South America, native to the western part of the Amazon Basin. Commonly kept as a cagebird, and escapees from activity are sometimes seen around cities in southern Florida and occasionally elsewhere.
Family African and New World Parrots
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.
A medium-small parakeet from tropical South America, native to the western part of the Amazon Basin. Commonly kept as a cagebird, and escapees from activity are sometimes seen around cities in southern Florida and occasionally elsewhere.
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Nesting

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.

Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
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Songs and Calls
A nasal "kee-craaah"
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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