austral parakeet

austral parakeet facts

Name: Cachaña, Caturra Austral / Austral Parakeet
Scientific Name: Enicognathus ferrugineus
Family: Psittacidae
Order: n/a
Size: 35cm approximately (14in)
Weight: n/a

Description:
The common area parrot, its coat is dark green; its wings are the same color with a blue tinge. It has some dark feathers on the crown and upper body.

Reproduction:
Sets of 4-7 eggs. Uses abandoned nests of woodpeckers or natural holes in trees.

Distribution:
From the Region de Valparaiso to the Region de Magallanes.

Residence:
All year

Food:
Herbivore; buds, fruits, seeds and sprouts.

Habitat:
Mainly forests of Nothofagus (Beach tree) but also in winter reaches the steppe and open areas.

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