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Parakeet, Grey-breasted
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Pyrrhura griseipectus
Brazil, Global, South America Read more
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Despite recent surveys in its historic range the species is now known from two areas: one largely denuded of suitable habitat, in the Serra do Baturité, and a private area 70 km south of this. The total number of recent sightings (resulting from six years of non-systematic observations) comprise fi ...
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Until recently, it was considered a subspecies of the White-eared Parakeet, as Pyrrhura leucotis griseipectus. The split was based on their widely disjunct distributions, differences in measurement of bill, and subtle differences in colour of crown, ear-coverts and chest. A recent study based on mtDNA has failed to confirm the status of the Grey-breasted Parakeet as a species distinct from the White-eared Parakeet, while confirming the species status of Pfrimer's Parakeet. ...
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