Austral Parakeet Facts
Name: Cachaña, Caturra Austral / Austral Parakeet
Scientific Name: Enicognathus ferrugineus
Size: 35cm approximately (14in)
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.
Sets of 4-7 eggs. Uses abandoned nests of woodpeckers or natural holes in trees.
From the Region de Valparaiso to the Region de Magallanes.
Herbivore; buds, fruits, seeds and sprouts.
Mainly forests of Nothofagus (Beach tree) but also in winter reaches the steppe and open areas.