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Monk Parakeet

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Monk Parakeet

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT

It lives in South America – the lowlands of Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and Brazil. The monk can be found in the vicinity of large water reservoirs, in savannas, thickets, palm and eucalyptus forests.

BEHAVIOUR

It is a gregarious species. Birds are not skittish and do not shy away from people. This species does not fly far from the nest, especially in places where food
is constantly available. In places where food is scarce in winter, birds migrate.

DIET

Seeds, fruits, insects, buds, thistles.

REPRODUCTION

It is a colony species. One laying consists of 4 to 7 eggs, and the incubation lasts 20 days.

GOOD TO KNOW

The nest of each pair consists of 2 or more chambers for different purposes: for hatching eggs, for feeding small and large chicks, for watching out and warning against dangers.

  • Latin name: Myiopsitta monachus
  • IUCN Red List – LC – least concern
  • CITES – Appendix II

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