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.
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.
Seeds, fruits, insects, buds, thistles.
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